HEADSUP: ibcs2 and svr4 compat headed for history

Tim Robbins tjr at freebsd.org
Tue Jun 29 20:49:02 PDT 2004

On Tue, Jun 29, 2004 at 07:48:11PM +0200, Andre Oppermann wrote:
> Charles Swiger wrote:
> >On Jun 29, 2004, at 4:28 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> >
> >>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.
> >
> >
> >OK.  While I thought your original "HEADS UP" was clear, perhaps you had 
> >a less abrupt transition plan in mind.
> >
> >If you suggested that the ibcs/svr4 compatibility stuff should be marked 
> >depreciated for 5.3, and give people until 5.4 time find someone willing 
> >to do maintenance for the code, or give someone time to move this 
> >functionality to ports, or find some other alternative, that might 
> >receive more positive feedback.
> From what I have understood so far is that ibcs/svr4 already *is* broken
> in 5-CURRENT.  However it does seem to work sufficiently well in 4-STABLE.

As far as I'm aware, svr4 and ibcs2 emulation work as well on -current as
they ever did on RELENG_4.


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