Upcoming ABI Breakage in RELENG_7

Kostik Belousov kostikbel at gmail.com
Fri Aug 1 12:50:39 UTC 2008

On Fri, Aug 01, 2008 at 05:44:17AM -0700, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> * Ken Smith <kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU> [080729 08:47] wrote:
> > 
> > Normally the FreeBSD Project tries very hard to avoid ABI breakage in
> > "Stable Branches".  However occasionally the fix for a bug can not be
> > implemented without ABI breakage, and it is decided that the fix
> > warrants the impact of the ABI breakage.  We have one of those
> > situations coming along for RELENG_7 (what will become FreeBSD 7.1).
> > The ABI breakage should only impact kernel modules that are not part of
> > the baseline system (those will be patched by the MFC) which deal with
> > advisory locks.  As such the impact should not cause many people
> > problems.
> > 
> > The work that will be MFCed fixes issues with filesystem advisory locks,
> > and moves the advisory locks list from filesystem-private data
> > structures into the vnode structure.
> > 
> > The MFC will be done by Kostantin Belousov some time this coming Friday
> > (August 1st, 2008) if you have concerns and want to watch for it.
> Ken,
> Can you point at a cvs/svn log or two that details the change and
> why?

MFCed as r181119. See the log for all details.
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