msync on Hurd, dev_t on MIPS

Russ Allbery rra at
Fri Nov 6 17:39:04 UTC 2009

Nix <nix at> writes:
> On 3 Nov 2009, Russ Allbery uttered the following:
>> Julien ÉLIE <julien at> writes:

>>> So finally, SysV shared memory on the Hurd and dev_t on MIPS do not seem
>>> to be properly implemented and we cannot do anything for that.

>> The dev_t thing on MIPS is very odd.  I wouldn't expect that sort of
>> difference between different Linux architectures.

> Not if they were using glibc, certainly; dev_t is defined in
> <bits/types.h> (included by <unistd.h>, of course), which is
> unconditionally installed and not dependent on architecture, nor on any
> of the __USE flags. So *everyone* should have this.

> What libc is this system using? Maybe it's using uClibc or something...

No, this would be glibc.  I'm not sure what the heck is going on with

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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