The GNU C Library ================= The GNU C Library version 2.18 is now available. The GNU C Library is used as *the* C library in the GNU systems and most systems with the Linux kernel. The GNU C Library is primarily designed to be a portable and high performance C library. It follows all relevant standards including ISO C11 and POSIX.1-2008. It is also internationalized and has one of the most complete internationalization interfaces known. The GNU C Library webpage is at http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/ Packages for the 2.18 release may be downloaded from: http://ftpmirror.gnu.org/libc/ http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/libc/ The mirror list is at http://www.gnu.org/order/ftp.html NEWS for version 2.18 ==================== * The following bugs are resolved with this release: 2546, 2560, 5159, 6809, 7006, 10060, 10062, 10283, 10357, 10686, 11120, 11561, 12310, 12387, 12492, 12515, 12723, 13550, 13889, 13951, 13988, 14142, 14176, 14200, 14256, 14280, 14293, 14317, 14327, 14478, 14496, 14582, 14686, 14812, 14888, 14894, 14907, 14908, 14909, 14920, 14952, 14964, 14981, 14982, 14985, 14991, 14994, 14996, 15000, 15003, 15006, 15007, 15014, 15020, 15022, 15023, 15036, 15054, 15055, 15062, 15078, 15084, 15085, 15086, 15100, 15160, 15214, 15221, 15232, 15234, 15283, 15285, 15287, 15304, 15305, 15307, 15309, 15327, 15330, 15335, 15336, 15337, 15339, 15342, 15346, 15359, 15361, 15366, 15380, 15381, 15394, 15395, 15405, 15406, 15409, 15416, 15418, 15419, 15423, 15424, 15426, 15429, 15431, 15432, 15441, 15442, 15448, 15465, 15480, 15485, 15488, 15490, 15492, 15493, 15497, 15506, 15529, 15536, 15553, 15577, 15583, 15618, 15627, 15631, 15654, 15655, 15666, 15667, 15674, 15711, 15755, 15759. * CVE-2013-2207 Incorrectly granting access to another user's pseudo-terminal has been fixed by disabling the use of pt_chown (Bugzilla #15755). Distributions can re-enable building and using pt_chown via the new configure option `--enable-pt_chown'. Enabling the use of pt_chown carries with it considerable security risks and should only be used if the distribution understands and accepts the risks. * CVE-2013-0242 Buffer overrun in regexp matcher has been fixed (Bugzilla #15078). * CVE-2013-1914 Stack overflow in getaddrinfo with many results has been fixed (Bugzilla #15330). * Add support for calling C++11 thread_local object destructors on thread and program exit. This needs compiler support for offloading C++11 destructor calls to glibc. * Improved worst case performance of libm functions with double inputs and output. * Support for priority inherited mutexes in pthread condition variables on non-x86 architectures. * Port to Xilinx MicroBlaze contributed by David Holsgrove. * Optimized string functions for AArch64. Implemented by Marcus Shawcroft. * Optimized string functions for ARM. Implemented by Will Newton and Richard Henderson. * Optimized libm functions for SPARC. Implemented by David S. Miller. * Support for building more of ARM glibc as Thumb-2 code. Implemented by Richard Henderson. * Support for building most of MIPS glibc as MIPS16 code. Implemented by Chung-Lin Tang, Maciej W. Rozycki and Maxim Kuvyrkov. * Added a benchmark framework to track performance of functions in glibc. * New <math.h> macro named issignaling to check for a signaling NaN (sNaN). It is based on draft TS 18661 and currently enabled as a GNU extension. * On Linux, the clock function now uses the clock_gettime system call for improved precision, rather than old times system call. * Added new API functions pthread_getattr_default_np and pthread_setattr_default_np to get and set the default pthread attributes of a process. * Added support for TSX lock elision for pthread mutexes on i386 and x86-64. This may improve lock scaling of existing programs on TSX capable systems. When the --enable-lock-elision=yes parameter is specified at configure time lock elision will be enabled by default for all PTHREAD_MUTEX_DEFAULT mutexes. * Support added for AT_HWCAP2 (to coincide with Linux kernel 3.10 availability). Implemented by Ryan S. Arnold. * Support added for POWER8 platform. Implemented by Ryan S. Arnold. Contributors ============ This release was made possible by the contributions of many people. The maintainers are grateful to everyone who has contributed changes or bug reports. These include: Adam Conrad Adhemerval Zanella Alan Modra Allan McRae Andi Kleen Andreas Jaeger Andreas Krebbel Andreas Schwab Anton Blanchard Aurelien Jarno Ben Norht Bruno Haible Carlos O'Donell Chris Leonard Chris Metcalf Christian Grönke David Holsgrove David S. Miller Dmitry V. Levin Dominik Vogt Edjunior Barbosa Machado Edjunior Machado Florian Weimer H.J. Lu Heiko Carstens Jakub Jelinek Jan Kratochvil Jan-Benedict Glaw Jeff Law Jeroen Albers Johan Heikkila Joseph Myers Kaz Kojima Kirk Meyer Liubov Dmitrieva Maciej W. Rozycki Mans Rullgard Marcus Shawcroft Mark H Weaver Marko Myllynen Markus Trippelsdorf Maxim Kuvyrkov Mike Frysinger Nathan Froyd Nathan Sidwell Nik Kalach Ondrej Bilka Patsy Franklin Paul Eggert Paul Pluzhnikov Peter Collingbourne Petr Baudis Petr Machata Pierre Ynard Pino Toscano Richard Henderson Richard Smith Roland McGrath Ryan S. Arnold Siddhesh Poyarekar Steve Ellcey Thomas Schwinge Thorsten Kukuk Tom de Vries Vladimir Nikulichev Will Newton
This tag has no release notes.