glibc-2.3.90-26 and older kernels

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Sat Jan 7 03:53:49 UTC 2006

David Hollis wrote:

>On Fri, 2006-01-06 at 12:13 -0800, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
>>How you can possibly arrive at the conclusion that Red Hat is "slave to
>>the almighty dollar" I cannot fathom.  This is an optimization which
>>reduces the penalties people using the Fedora as it is have to pay.  In
>>addition it reduces the burden to support bugs in code on old systems,
>>thereby improving the quality for the modern code.
>In case you missed it, I was being quite sarcastic.  I have no problem
>at all with removing that kind of old cruft.  glibc aside, I don't think
>you can easily run a 2.4 based kernel on a FC4/5 system anyway.  I can
>just imagine all of the flame wars that people will want to start due to
>this rather innocuous change.  Seems to happen all the time.
Sarcasm can easily be mistaken here with no tones and all those 
different cultures. Unless you work on a relatively tight knit group or 
just taking a jab at a buddy of yours I would avoid that or add emoticons.


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