which libc

Frank Mehnert fm3 at os.inf.tu-dresden.de
Wed Nov 9 09:48:28 CET 2005


On Wednesday 09 November 2005 09:31, Christoph Mueller wrote:
> I came across dietlibc and uClibc. What is the difference between them?
> Which one should I use?

you can use both libraries. The main difference between them is the license:
While the dietlibc is GPL, the uClibc is LGPL. Both libs should have nearly
the same functionality. Dietlibc is a bit smaller but uClibc seems to be
more compatible with the glibc. Note: If your applications are multithreaded
and especially more than one thread can perform malloc()/free() at the same
time you should link against -luc_c_r.a or -ldiet_c_r.a, respective.

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