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Re: Things to do this week instead of arguing about mixers



John Reiser wrote:
> Eric Sandeen wrote:
>> Now that we have ext4 as the new default filesystem, it'd be nice if we
>> can get more applications to take advantage of some of the features.
>   [snip]
>> Only a few applications are taking advantage of [preallocation] so far,
>> in part because it's new.
> 
> And in part because the compatibility issues are a pain.  If a compiled
> binary app uses fallocate(), then the app requires glibc >= 2.9.90.
> fallocate() is not an exported symbol in glibc-2.9.  The app won't run
> on Fedora 10, or almost anything except Fedora 11, until it is re-compiled
> to avoid calling fallocate().

The price of progress?  :)

Perhaps the autoconf glue should have an explicit --enable-fallocate or
something; for F11 do we really care if the rpms in our binaries don't
run on debian stable or whatnot?

-Eric


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