cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/newsyslog newsyslog.c

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Mon Jun 7 22:03:55 GMT 2004

At 2:44 PM -0700 6/7/04, Doug Barton wrote:
>Garance A Drosehn wrote:
>  >   Log:
>  >   Add an "oldorder" option, so that when the default changes
>  >   to "neworder", people have a way to drop back to the previous
>  >   logic.
>"Old" and "new" here are relative terms, are you sure they'll still
>be meaningful 6 months from now? Personally I'd prefer different
>names, but don't care enough about it to pursue the matter beyond
>this bit of grousing. :)

These debug options are meant to be short-term, undocumented
features.  These two are only going to exist for a short time, and
are only provided because this is a major enough restructuring of
the code that I wanted to make sure people had an immediate way of
"backing the change out" if they suspected a problem with it.
I only expect to tell people about this if they report a problem
when they are using newsyslog.

I expect to make "neworder" the default within a week (if I do not
hear of any problems from a few people who are testing it for me).
I expect to drop both options after 5.3-release, and will remove
all the "oldorder" code at the same time.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at

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