Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 479558
Linux NTP API update needed to be in sync with kernel updates
Last modified: 2009-11-22 23:06:39 EST
Description of problem:
Linux NTP API update needed
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
install fedora 10
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fedora 10
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
Also see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=505566
Please resubmit without the ABI change and with the necessary manual update.
What ABI did I change?
What manual update is needed from me when I point out what is missing?
Either you follow the kernel.
The ntp_gettime ABI.
The libc manual for the new field in struct timex.
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.
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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.
Where do I see a blocker for F13 to make sure this will make it in?
(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.