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posted by LaminatorX on Thursday March 20 2014, @01:33PM   Printer-friendly
from the ilibc-ulibc-we-all-C-for-libc dept.

dalias writes

"The musl libc project has released version 1.0, the result of three years of development and testing. Musl is a lightweight, fast, simple, MIT-licensed, correctness-oriented alternative to the GNU C library (glibc), uClibc, or Android's Bionic. At this point musl provides all mandatory C99 and POSIX interfaces (plus a lot of widely-used extensions), and well over 5000 packages are known to build successfully against musl.

Several options are available for trying musl. Compiler toolchains are available from the musl-cross project, and several new musl-based Linux distributions are already available (Sabotage and Snowflake, among others). Some well-established distributions including OpenWRT and Gentoo are in the process of adding musl-based variants, and others (Aboriginal, Alpine, Bedrock, Dragora) are adopting musl as their default libc."

 
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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 20 2014, @01:39PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 20 2014, @01:39PM (#18879)

    So a sorta ground up re-write of libc. Any benchmarks yet? How goes the fuzzing (as the existing libc libraries have years of security fixes)?

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 20 2014, @02:41PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 20 2014, @02:41PM (#18903)

    The TFS on Slashdot is a bit more informative and provides a link to your question: http://linux.slashdot.org/story/14/03/20/1336223/g nu-c-library-alternative-musl-libc-hits-10-milesto ne [slashdot.org]

    Editors: You beat the Slashdot editors by 33 mins, but their TFS is actually better. Don't let this happen again!