|author||Rich Felker <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2011-04-21 23:33:39 -0400|
|committer||Rich Felker <email@example.com>||2011-04-21 23:33:39 -0400|
update release notes in prep for 0.7.9 release
Diffstat (limited to 'WHATSNEW')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 3 deletions
@@ -186,7 +186,18 @@ for nonstandard macros, etc.
-0.7.9 (pending release) - more bug fixes, compatibility, optimization, cleanup
+0.7.9 - new cancellation, bug fixes, compatibility, optimization, cleanup
+major changes to pthread cancellation handling which simplify and
+reduce code size while ensuring no resource leaks or dangerous
+behavior with signals.
+better code factorization for smaller static binary sizes, especially
+in the presence of library code that is thread-aware but never
+actually creates any threads.
+optimizations for size and performance in many syscall wrappers and
fixed fcntl locking on x86_64.
@@ -198,5 +209,3 @@ sysvipc interfaces.
improved timers with thread delivery to avoid some issues with reusing
the same thread for all expirations.
-optimized various pthread internals.