HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Jun 26 16:27:43 PDT 2004

In message <20040626231221.GA11573 at dragon.nuxi.com>, "David O'Brien" writes:
>On Sat, Jun 26, 2004 at 12:08:36PM +0200, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <20040626100116.GK7457 at wantadilla.lemis.com>, "Greg 'groggy' Lehey" 
>> writes:
>> >Has this been approved of by the core team or any other official organ
>> >of the project?
>> I got a "good riddance" from re@ (scottl)
>That isn't sufficient.  Please run thru the TRB or Core also.
>The two of you cannot unilaterally decide to axe large subsystems.

Why do you think that a HEADSUP was sent to current@ David ?

Presumably you belive I did that to try to sneak this decision past
your highly sentitive nose, the bulk of the committers, our most
active users, the core team, the TRB, UN peace-keeping forces, and
Lloyds Register ?

Or could it be, just by chance, that I recognized that nobody on
core (or the TRB) would have enough information to answer the very
simple question:  "Is there a significant use of these bits which
we are currently unaware off ?", and therefore decided to poll a
larger audience ?

(If you answer this correctly David, you win a little yellow rubber
mat you can stomp on next time you get upset about somebody not
"following procedures")

>From what I have heard so far, there is not enough committer
interest and drive to keep these bits functional for another
5 years lifetime on 5-STABLE. 

The fact that you have gotten the warning

	COMPAT_SVR4 is broken and should be avoided

since August 2002 is testimony to this state of affairs.

If somebody wants to pull the bits into a port and maintain it there
I have absolutely no problems with them doing that.

Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
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