Chapter 6. Relationship To ISO/IEC 9945 POSIX

This specification includes many interfaces described in POSIX 1003.1-2008 (ISO/IEC 9945-2009). Unless otherwise specified, such interfaces should behave exactly as described in that specification. Any conflict between the requirements described here and the POSIX 1003.1-2008 (ISO/IEC 9945-2009) standard is unintentional, except as explicitly noted otherwise.

Note: In addition to the differences noted in this specification, a report, ISO/IEC TR 24715-Technical Report on the Conflicts Between the ISO/IEC 9945 (POSIX) Standard and the Linux Standard Base Specification (LSB), identifies the differences between edition 3.1 of this specification and POSIX 1003.1-2001 (ISO/IEC 9945-2003) (more precisely, POSIX 2001 plus the first two corrigenda, informally known as the 2004 edition). It is the long term plan of the Linux Foundation to converge the LSB Core specification with the ISO/IEC POSIX specification.

The LSB Specification Authority is responsible for deciding the meaning of conformance to normative referenced standards in the LSB context. Problem reports regarding underlying or referenced standards in any other context will be referred to the relevant maintenance body for that standard.