Candidates for inclusion in DEFAULTS

Matt Emmerton matt at
Mon Jan 2 09:08:14 PST 2006

> On Mon, Jan 02, 2006 at 01:53:03AM -0500, Matt Emmerton wrote:
> > Just looking through the kernel code, and there are many strong warnings
> > NOTES, GENERIC and various bits of code) that strongly advise *not*
> > COMPAT_43 from the kernel config.
> >
> > In fact, doing so causes lots of things to break, especially the
> > Linuxulator.
> >
> > That said, would COMPAT_43 (and possibly COMPAT_FREEBSD4 and
> > COMPAT_FREEBSD5) be good candidates to put in DEFAULTS -- at least on
> I have patch in queue which removes dependancy of linuxator on COMPAT_43
> ( - its tested on amd64/i386 but
> tried alpha (not even building it - anyone willing to test this?)
> and I plan to work to split COMPAT_43 into whats necessary for tty stuff
> the rest. after this we can remove COMPAT_43 from even GENERIC imho.

That's great news!

> I dont think that moving in the direction you suggest is correct.

Agreed.  In the context of your work, my suggestion is definitely a step in
the wrong direction.

Matt Emmerton

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