NPTL, and 2.4 after all?

Greg Schafer gschafer at zip.com.au
Mon Mar 3 14:07:25 PST 2003


On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 10:46:19PM +0100, Ronald Hummelink wrote:
> It may be worth mentioning the current Redhat Beta (for 8.1, "phoebe")
> is running NPTL. I quickly scanned the specfiles for
> glibc/kernel-headers/gcc/binutils they use and it should be fairly
> simple to get it up and running yourself. They run Glibc 2.3.1 with
> NPTL, no sign of the linuxthreads package, gcc 3.2.1 and binutils
> 2.13.90.0.18 all with various stuff from CVS and notably a 2.4.20 based
> kernel.

Are you sure about that? AFAIK, their kernel is modified with backported
patches from 2.5 and the gcc-3.2.x is the RHL8 branch which also contains
patches backported from gcc-3.3

No first hand experience tho' so I may be wrong here.

Greg
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