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Re: [PATCH] part type interface

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: [PATCH] part type interface
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2001 18:35:08 -0400 (EDT)

> > Why is this not sufficient?  This is how every other shared library
> > dependency works.
> I was just under the impression that a stub was the right thing to do
> in this case.  I am drawing this conclusion from what I have seen in
> libc.  Consider msync: it returns always returns failure, however,
> when this is functionality finally implemented, all application will
> magically start taking advantage of it.

Not necessarily.  stub functions are ignored by autoconf checks,
so programs with compile-time checks don't try to use msync.

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