Bug 479558 - Linux NTP API update needed to be in sync with kernel updates
Linux NTP API update needed to be in sync with kernel updates
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Andreas Schwab
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-01-11 05:12 EST by udo
Modified: 2009-11-22 23:06 EST (History)
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Description udo 2009-01-11 05:12:03 EST
Description of problem:
Linux NTP API update needed

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
glibc 2.9

How reproducible:
install fedora 10

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fedora 10
Actual results:
stuff mising

Expected results:

Additional info:
Please use the patch at http://sourceware.org/ml/libc-alpha/2008-03/msg00076.html 
This patch updates the Linux NTP API to match the kernel. The kernel 
patches should be merged during the next merge window and appear in 
Comment 1 udo 2009-06-13 05:17:42 EDT
Also see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=505566
Comment 2 Andreas Schwab 2009-08-31 11:40:07 EDT
Please resubmit without the ABI change and with the necessary manual update.
Comment 3 udo 2009-08-31 11:47:22 EDT
What ABI did I change?
What manual update is needed from me when I point out what is missing?
Either you follow the kernel.
Comment 4 Andreas Schwab 2009-08-31 12:02:41 EDT
The ntp_gettime ABI.
The libc manual for the new field in struct timex.
Comment 5 udo 2009-08-31 12:10:14 EDT

I am an end-user wanting to be able to compile ntpd with all options out of the box, without the need to patch sys/timex.h for NANO stuff.
You can use the patch as an example.
Thank you.
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Comment 7 Ulrich Drepper 2009-11-22 14:11:51 EST
I've added the ABI changes in the least intrusive way in the upstream glibc.  This is nothing that can be backported.  It'll be available in F13.

Some of the header changes could be backported but that's not the whole solution.
Comment 8 udo 2009-11-22 22:46:42 EST
Where do I see a blocker for F13 to make sure this will make it in?
Comment 9 Ulrich Drepper 2009-11-22 23:06:39 EST
(In reply to comment #8)
> Where do I see a blocker for F13 to make sure this will make it in?  

No need for a blocker.  We always build glibc from the upstream sources.

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