[Gc] Linux Programs with gc 7.1 are not LSB compliant.

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Thu Feb 28 04:56:56 PST 2008

Lothar Scholz wrote:
> Hello,
> in "os_dep.c" on Linux the "GC_get_stack_base" function is using
> "pthread_getattr_np".
>     if (pthread_getattr_np(pthread_self(), &attr) != 0) {
>         WARN("pthread_getattr_np failed\n", 0);
>         return GC_UNIMPLEMENTED;
>     }  
> The problem with this function is that it is the only function in the
> garbage collector that prevents programs from getting a Linux
> Standard Base certificate. I tried to make my program LSB 3.2 because
> it is the first time that this Standard covers enough interfaces for
> desktop applications.
> I consider this as an important point for me and my company. And i
> think it is in all peoples interest to turn the LSB into a success.
> Linux just deserves this.
> It just this single statement that prevents it, so can we please add
> something like a GC_LSB_COMPLIANT macro.

It would probably help us all if you could submit a patch that does
what you believe is necessary.


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