HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history

Poul-Henning Kamp 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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