HEADS-UP new statfs structure

Jeff Roberson jroberson at chesapeake.net
Sat Nov 15 21:21:15 PST 2003

On Sat, 15 Nov 2003, Garance A Drosihn wrote:

> At 6:20 PM -0800 11/15/03, David O'Brien wrote:
> >On Sat, Nov 15, 2003 at 03:16:03PM -0800, Marcel Moolenaar wrote:
> >>  Provided that we
> >  > 2. replace the date with a convenient sequence number,
> >  >    which we can call the minor version number, and
> >..
> >  > E.g.: libc.so.6.0, libc.so.6.1, and (first release) libc.so.6.2...
> >
> >Please no -- it wouldn't be easy to see a.out libs from ELF ones.
> >(yes I still have some a.out binaries)
> Maybe:
>     libc.so.6.e0, libc.so.6.e1, and (first release) libc.so.6.e2...
> I have no idea what would be best to do, but I do think we
> (developers and users alike) would be much better off if
> we had some way to handle all these changes which come in.
> Or maybe the real problem is that we claim that there will
> be no API/ABI changes after X.0-RELEASE, and we've really
> missed that mark with 5.0-RELEASE, for a variety of reasons.
> If we're going to keep missing that mark with the 6.x-series,
> then we should plan to do something to make life a little
> less painful.  Right now it's getting more painful, if for
> no other reason than we have more developers, and thus more
> major-changes in the pipeline.

The API and ABI are frozen when we make 5.x-STABLE and branch 6.x.  Until
then it's open to change.  This was decided up front.


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> Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at freebsd.org
> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at rpi.edu
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