Notice of intent: patching glibc

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Fri Sep 2 20:20:19 UTC 2011

On Wed, 2011-08-31 at 08:50 +0200, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Please wait until I am finished working on it.  This is not a bug that
> can be easily reproduced.

I note that this is fixed in -7: thanks. However, checking how it was
fixed was rather painful...;a=commitdiff;h=d05dd8538a552f4b4831d073eb11ff694d99419f

...since it seems like all Fedora patching of glibc is done in a single
giant patch, and that patch gets a ton of changes with every update, as
the whole thing is rediffed.

Is there a specific reason glibc does this? Can it not have a set of
patches, one per change, as is usual practice?
Adam Williamson
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