GNU C library 2.16 released
Posted Jul 1, 2012 23:49 UTC (Sun) by jzbiciak
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Compatibility code for Linux kernel versions before 2.4 has been removed. Note that glibc is not expected to work with any Linux kernel version before 2.6.
I read that as "2.4 might work, might not. You're on your own." That is, compatibility code for kernels prior to 2.4 is simply gone, breaking those ancient releases explicitly. Additionally anything before 2.6 is not really supported or expected to work, though it might. They haven't gone to pains to explicitly break that yet.
At least, that's how I read it.
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