cvs commit: src/etc Makefile sensorsd.conf src/etc/defaults rc.conf src/etc/rc.d Makefile sensorsd src/lib/libc/gen sysctl.3 src/sbin/sysctl sysctl.8 sysctl.c src/share/man/man5 rc.conf.5 src/share/man/man9 Makefile sensor_attach.9 src/sys/conf f

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Oct 16 16:22:25 PDT 2007

On Tue, 16 Oct 2007, Constantine A. Murenin wrote:

> If you want to make sure you don't attract any new contributors, then 
> certainly the bunch of the sysctl(9) macros are simpler.  ;)


Just like with any other project there is a balance here between 
innovation and tradition. You may feel that we are on the wrong side of 
that fence, but it doesn't change the fact that if you want your code 
accepted by FreeBSD you need to do it "the FreeBSD way."

That said, there is still room for innovation, and new code (or new ideas) 
that provide significant added value are always welcome. Based on what 
I've read from people people who know a lot more about kernel interfaces 
than I do, it would seem to me that your approach does not meet that 
criteria. So continuing to argue, point fingers, and sling mud only serves 
to make you look bad, and doesn't serve to actually get anything done.

It's already been suggested that we draw the curtain on this act of the 
play, and I would like to second that. If you want to ask for help, 
propose a way forward, or discuss something constructive about this code, 
I suggest you take it to freebsd-arch at . Otherwise, I think we could all 
use a rest.



     This .signature sanitized for your protection

More information about the cvs-src mailing list