execvpe and glibc 2.10

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Tue Jul 28 14:47:27 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 06:08, Michael McMahon<Michael.McMahon at sun.com> wrote:
> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>> 2009/7/28 Michael McMahon <Michael.McMahon at sun.com>:
>>> Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>>>> 2009/7/9 Martin Buchholz <martinrb at google.com>:
>> rename-execvpe is the one I'm particularly concerned about.  It's a
>> trivial patch, but without it, OpenJDK builds are going to start
>> failing as distros move to the new glibc (e.g. Fedora 12).  It's
>> already an issue for users of Fedora rawhide.
> Ok. Maybe we can push rename-execvpe and RESTARTABLE first.

RESTARTABLE depends on vfork-exec, and I would not like to do
the work to reorder them.

Changes to fork-exec are always high-risk,
and I would like to see some more testing on these
before committing to openjdk proper.
That could be done by having icedtea7 import them,
and by having Michael or another Sun person run them
through Sun testing.

There are more changes to fork-exec to come,
although they will probably not affect the average Linux user's

Michael and I have been doing other things the past few weeks.


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