cvs commit: src/include string.h src/lib/libc/string memchr.3 memrchr.c src/sys/sys param.h

David Schultz das at FreeBSD.ORG
Wed May 28 18:41:14 UTC 2008

On Wed, May 28, 2008, Daniel Eischen wrote:
> No, all new symbols in 8-current go into FBSD_1.1, not 1.2.  The
> only time we go to 1.2 is when 8.x branches to 9.0.  If for some
> reason memrchr() were to change its ABI, then we would go to 1.1.1
> in -current for the ABI change and any subsequent new symbols, and
> the MFC to 7.x would also be 1.1.1.
> It is ok for a FBSD_1.1 in -current to be a superset of FBSD_1.1
> in a previous branch.  In fact you can't prevent them from being
> different unless you mandate that all new symbols get MFC'd to
> their respective namespaces in previous branches.

Perhaps I misinterpreted what you said about this last year, but I
thought you said you didn't want symbols added to existing
namespaces in -STABLE. In 7.X, why would it be okay to add new
symbols to FBSD_1.1 between releases but not to FBSD_1.0?

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