HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history
phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Jun 29 01:28:31 PDT 2004
In message <40DF2607.5020409 at mac.com>, Chuck Swiger writes:
>In other words, I care quite a bit about how "working, supported
>functionality" gets transitioned to "no longer available". I'm not happy with
>the notion of "supported" -> "HEADS UP" -> one week -> gone.
I don't think anybody would be happy with that, and that is not what
was proposed in this case.
The future of ibcs2 and svr4 has been in doubt for a long time (and
still is pending developer attention), but appearantly most of the
previous discussion and warnings have not been noticed:
critter phk> cvs -R annotate files.i386 | grep SVR4
Annotations for files.i386
1.413 (peter 20-Aug-02): warning "COMPAT_SVR4 is broken and should be avoided"
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