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Re: When should ralloc.c be used?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: When should ralloc.c be used?
Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:18:18 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

>> > Is it reasonable to require a version of glibc that still supports
>> > __malloc_initialize_hook?  When people upgrade to a newer glibc, the
>> > previous version is still left on the system, I presume (for programs
>> > that need them which were built against those old versions)?
>> Not necessarily, no.  E.g. it's not the case for fresh new installs.
> But they can downgrade, right?

Depends on the details of the distribution, but while it's technically
probably possible, it's not necessarily simple for the end-user.


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