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Re: [GSoC] Guix + Hurd continuation

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: [GSoC] Guix + Hurd continuation
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2015 15:42:46 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+34 (58baf7c9f32f) (2010-12-30)

Manolis Ragkousis, le Thu 02 Jul 2015 16:38:54 +0300, a écrit :
> >   4. Instead of sitting idle watching build logs ;-), it Would Be Nice™
> >      to implement the ‘mount’ and ‘umount’ functions for GNU/Hurd in
> >      libc, with support for MS_BIND using /hurd/firmlink.
> >      Of course libc hacking can be quite involved.  So ideally Samuel,
> >      Thomas, and others would give you detailed guidance and/or hack
> >      power.  What do people think?
> Yes,  I think now it's the right time to start this. Expect questions
> as I work on this. :-)
> Meanwhile if the hurd guys have something to point out, please do. :-)

Note that this is listed on the "contributing" page of the wiki, with a
link to the glibc open_issues page describing a bit more details.

> > Another can of worms I forgot to mention is <hurd/paths.h>, which
> > assumes that translators live in /hurd, whereas we’ll rather have them
> > in /gnu/store/…/hurd.
> A question. Isn't it possible, that this will break the Hurd expected
> behavior?

The Hurd is supposed to be flexible, so this is supposed to work. If not
then that needs to be fixed, not the way you're doing things :)


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