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SubjectRe: Official Linux system wrapper library?
On Thu, 15 Nov 2018, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:

> On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 04:29:43PM +0000, Joseph Myers wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Nov 2018, Theodore Y. Ts'o wrote:
> >
> > > That's great. But is it or is it not true (either de jure or de
> > > facto) that "a single active glibc developer" can block a system call
> > > from being supported by glibc by objecting? And if not, under what is
> > > the process by resolving a conflict?
> >
> > We use a consensus-building process as described at
> > <https://sourceware.org/glibc/wiki/Consensus>.
>
> So can a single glibc developer can block Consensus?

If it's a sustained objection - it still works an awful lot better than
how things worked before 2011/12. (See my suggestion of having a process
involving a supermajority vote of the GNU maintainers for glibc in the
rare cases where a consensus cannot be reached - but those are rare enough
that actually agreeing a process for such cases has never been a
priority.)

--
Joseph S. Myers
joseph@codesourcery.com

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