cvs commit: src/include string.h src/lib/libc/string
Makefile.inc memchr.3 memrchr.c src/sys/sys param.h
rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Thu May 29 15:29:35 UTC 2008
On Thu, 29 May 2008, Daniel Eischen wrote:
>> So, this is neither a vote for nor against a backout, but this is a general
>> call to resist the conservative tendancy that says "don't MFC minor things"
>> because, in macro, it has a significant drag effect on the MFC process that
>> keeps RELENG branches maintainable.
> Ok, but consider the prior email with kan about MFC's after an 8.0 release.
> Since you must be able to run 7.x binaries on 8.0, then you can't MFC any
> symbol changes from 8.0+ back to 7.x. The symbols are basically frozen in
> 7.x after 8.0 is released.
Sounds like a bug. :-)
I realize that is a rather simplistic view, but the reality is that we want
the best of both worlds: we like having active feaure merging, and we like
having multiple active branches with releases after a .0. In fact, having a
.4 on one branch after a .0 on the next branch seems pretty central to our
world view. As many downsides as library versions had, one upside was the
ability to do this. I need to go read Alexander's e-mail, but it seems that
really this limitation shouldn't have to exist.
Robert N M Watson
University of Cambridge
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