What Makes GLIBC 2.27 Exciting To The Clear Linux Folks
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 24 February 2018 at 04:47 AM EST. 12 Comments
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Released at the beginning of February was Glibc 2.27 and it's comprised of a lot of new features and performance improvements. But what's the best of Glibc 2.27?

One of the Clear Linux developers at Intel, Victor Rodriguez Bahena, put out a blog post this week outlining some of the most exciting features for this GNU C Library update. While most Linux distributions tend to be conservative in rolling out new GLIBC updates, Clear Linux is already on v2.27 and even had back-ported some of the performance patches prior to the official 2.27 debut.

What excites the developers working on this performance-oriented x86_64 Linux distribution is support for building static PIE executables, transparent use of library packages, and per-thread malloc.

If you want to learn more about these C library improvements, check out the write-up at ClearLinux.org.
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