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This directory contains the sources of the GNU C Library.
See the file "version.h" for what release version you have.

The GNU C Library is the standard system C library for all GNU systems,
and is an important part of what makes up a GNU system.  It provides the
system API for all programs written in C and C-compatible languages such
as C++ and Objective C; the runtime facilities of other programming
languages use the C library to access the underlying operating system.

In GNU/Linux systems, the C library works with the Linux kernel to
implement the operating system behavior seen by user applications.
In GNU/Hurd systems, it works with a microkernel and Hurd servers.

The GNU C Library implements much of the POSIX.1 functionality in the
GNU/Hurd system, using configurations i[4567]86-*-gnu.  The current
GNU/Hurd support requires out-of-tree patches that will eventually be
incorporated into an official GNU C Library release.

When working with Linux kernels, this version of the GNU C Library
requires Linux kernel version 3.2 or later on all architectures except
i[4567]86 and x86_64, where Linux kernel version 2.6.32 or later

Also note that the shared version of the libgcc_s library must be
installed for the pthread library to work correctly.

The GNU C Library supports these configurations for using Linux kernels:

	hppa-*-linux-gnu	Not currently functional without patches.
	x86_64-*-linux-gnu	Can build either x86_64 or x32
	powerpc-*-linux-gnu	Hardware or software floating point, BE only.
	powerpc64*-*-linux-gnu	Big-endian and little-endian.

If you are interested in doing a port, please contact the glibc
maintainers; see for more

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the GNU C Library.  You might also consider reading the WWW pages for
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found in the `manual/' subdirectory.  The manual is still being updated
and contains some known errors and omissions; we regret that we do not
have the resources to work on the manual as much as we would like.  For
corrections to the manual, please file a bug in the `manual' component,
following the bug-reporting instructions below.  Please be sure to check
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already been corrected.

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This web page gives detailed information on how to report bugs properly.

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79 min ago Zack WeinbergMake _REENTRANT and _THREAD_SAFE aliases for _POSIX_C_S... master
3 hours ago Joseph MyersFix tests-printers handling for cross compiling.
7 hours ago Andrew SenkevichInstall libm.a as linker script (bug 20539).
8 hours ago Martin GalvanAdd pretty printers for the NPTL lock types
24 hours ago Joseph MyersAdd option to strip installed...
34 hours ago Adhemerval... Fix writes past the allocated array bounds in execvpe...
37 hours ago Andreas SchwabGet rid of __elision_available
44 hours ago Joseph MyersFix typo in last ChangeLog message.
44 hours ago Joseph MyersFix hypot sNaN handling (bug 20940).
2 days ago Joseph MyersFix x86_64/x86 powl handling of sNaN arguments (bug...
3 days ago Torvald RiegelUse C11-like atomics instead of plain memory accesses...
3 days ago Samuel Thibaulthurd: fix using hurd.h in C++ programs
5 days ago Joseph MyersFix sysdeps/ieee754 pow handling of sNaN arguments...
5 days ago Joseph MyersFix pow (qNaN, 0) result with -lieee (bug 20919), remov...
6 days ago Carlos O'DonellBug 20918 - Building with --enable-nss-crypt fails...
6 days ago Florian Weimerelf/tst-tls-manydynamic: New test
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