HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history

Dan Nelson dnelson at allantgroup.com
Sat Jun 26 17:20:37 PDT 2004

In the last episode (Jun 26), M. Warner Losh said:
> In message: <3949.1088292437 at critter.freebsd.dk>
>             "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> writes:
> > 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 ?
> Polling a larger audience is a necessary step in removing the bits.
> It may not be sufficient, however.  One large user could veto this
> removal if core@ thought it important to keep that user happy, for
> example.

Asking the subscribers of stable@ would be a good way to ask the main
FreeBSD userbase.  People interested in running ibcs2 or svr4 binaries
are probably not running -current.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at allantgroup.com

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