r228700 can't dhclient em0

Bjoern A. Zeeb bz at FreeBSD.org
Tue Dec 20 19:46:16 UTC 2011

On 20. Dec 2011, at 19:35 , Gleb Smirnoff wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 01:30:34PM -0600, Brooks Davis wrote:
> B> I also worry about the problem that once you've installed world there is
> B> no easy way back.
> When working on the patch for last months I did numerous 'make installkernel
> installworld' switching between a patched sources and unpatched, and everything
> goes fine.

Yeah for the time being but we are talking about a 4-5 year timeframe.

> B> If we can identify all the changed interfaces and we can teach 9-STABLE
> B> to deal with them then this change is probably OK and we just need to
> B> do the appropriate libc and ifconfig spackling and merge it.  We can't
> B> let this slide too long though because the current state requires an
> B> installkernel+installworld for all intents and purposes and that means
> B> that if the kernel is broken you are dead in the water.
> B> 
> B> I agree we could really use some sort of way forward that increases our
> B> abilty to make these sorts of changes.
> Why 9-STABLE? This change isn't going to be merged.

Because we'd need to make sure that "fixes" go backward to work with the
new stuff for the update path - the "fixes", not your change.


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