cvs commit: src/share/man/man3 Makefile queue.3 src/sys/sys queue.h

Scott Long scottl at
Thu May 22 17:19:23 UTC 2008

Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> Sam Leffler wrote:
>> Maxim Sobolev wrote:
>>> Ed Schouten wrote:
>>>>   The OpenBSD version of SLIST_REMOVE_NEXT() needs a reference to 
>>>> the list
>>>>   head, even though it is unused. 
>>> I don't think it's necessary. sys/queue.h API is not supposed to be 
>>> portable across different operating systems. The need to pass list 
>>> head around may impede macro usefulness.
>> Gratuitous differences impede porting.  If it's not a big deal then 
>> maintain compatibility.  We already have stupid differences in various 
>> areas that must be papered over when code is brokered between systems.
> This is local use convenience vs. easy of porting tradeoff. On one hand 
> API is used heavily in the kernel on the other I don't think we have lot 
> of kernel code being ported from OpenBSD nowadays.

That's pretty presumptuous to say, and untrue.

> So that local use 
> convinience should win a big.

It'll be more convenient to follow what Ed is comfortable with and what
he's already done than to nit pick such a minor detail =-)


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