HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Jun 29 15:42:01 PDT 2004

In message <46A7D8A4-C9EF-11D8-99F8-003065ABFD92 at mac.com>, Charles Swiger write

>> 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:
>[ ...cvs annotate... ]
>> Searching the major mailing lists (bugs, stable, current etc) failed
>> to return any hits about this.
>End-users may not read /usr/src/UPDATING or the published release notes 
>either, but at least those are the places they are _expected_ to look 
>at if they want to know what is changing.  I don't think we can 
>reasonably expect an end-user to look though the output of "cvs 
>annotate"...  :-)

The warning would appear if you tried to config a kernel containing
COMPAT_SVR4, and since there is no email, I conclude that nobody
who cared about COMPAT_SVR4 (in -current) has done that since the
message was added.

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