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POSIX describes C library functions, not the actual system calls, right? So isn't this more of
a glibc issue, since its role is to provide library functions which invoke the proper system
System calls vs. library functions
Posted Aug 20, 2008 20:06 UTC (Wed) by asamardzic (guest, #27161)
Posted Aug 20, 2008 20:35 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Pedant point: POSIX incorporated all of SuS some years back; the result is
called POSIX. (Confusing, I know.)
Posted Aug 21, 2008 3:50 UTC (Thu) by mkerrisk (subscriber, #1978)
Pedant point: POSIX incorporated all of SuS some years back; the result is called POSIX. (Confusing, I know.)
Well, to be extrememly pedantic, the work of the Austin group consolidated earlier POSIX standards and SUSv2, to create a new standard that defines two levels of conformance: base conformance (aka POSIX.1-2001), and XSI (X/Open System Interface) conformance (aka SUSv3). So the result is called both POSIX and SUS.
Posted Aug 21, 2008 3:52 UTC (Thu) by mkerrisk (subscriber, #1978)
Posted Aug 21, 2008 9:06 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
That manpage, and the posixoptions manpage it links to, are excellently done. (It is a tad
unclear, though, whether posixoptions describes the meaning of the options or whether it
instead describes what values those options have got on a Linux (glibc?) system...)
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