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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@organic.com>
Subject Re: Binaries for 1.1
Date Tue, 02 Jul 1996 23:28:51 GMT
On Tue, 2 Jul 1996 rasmus@madhaus.utcs.utoronto.ca wrote:
> > On Mon, 1 Jul 1996, Randy Terbush wrote:
> > > BTW - No response to my question about whether we need to create
> > > Solaris 2.5 binaries, and if so shall I?
> > 
> > I don't *think* there should be much difference - I'll actually be
> > building 2.5, not 2.4, at any rate.  I am more concerned about sunos 4.1.3
> > vs. 4.1.4 - building both might be a good idea, as well as HPUX 9 and 10
> > if we can.
> 
> Be careful here.  Solaris 2.4 binaries will run on 2.5, but the reverse
> is not always the case since Sun brilliantly decided to stick a bunch of
> BSD-style functions into the Solaris 2.5 libc.  If you are careful and make
> sure that the binary does not contain any calls to bzero(), bcopy(), bcmp()
> and such, then you can safely build the binary on Solaris 2.5 and have it
> work on 2.4 boxes.

It appears that there are no calls to any of bzero(), bcopy(), or bcmp()
in the source code, though in conf.h there is

#define bzero(a,b) memset(a,0,b)

Could someone explain to me why there is a #define for a function that
appears nowhere in the code?

	Brian

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