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bug#30537: glibc 2.26 refuses to run on CentOS 6.8

From: Leo Famulari
Subject: bug#30537: glibc 2.26 refuses to run on CentOS 6.8
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:52:21 -0500
User-agent: Mutt/1.9.3 (2018-01-21)

On Mon, Feb 19, 2018 at 08:22:29PM -0500, Leo Famulari wrote:
> My questions are, how does the glibc team choose the minimum kernel
> version? What could go wrong if we apply this patch and somebody uses
> Guix on a pre-3.2.0 kernel?
> Perhaps they simply chose to not support glibc on any kernel that is not
> supported upstream; 3.2.x is the oldest supported release series. But,
> we should have some idea of their reasoning, in my opinion.

As far as I can tell, the discussion started on the libc-alpha mailing
list in January 2016:


... and continued into February:


These messages can provide some useful context.

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