Upgrading FreeBSD to use the NEW pf syntax.

Ermal Luçi eri at freebsd.org
Wed Nov 21 15:20:20 UTC 2012

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Gleb Smirnoff <glebius at freebsd.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 03:44:13PM +0100, Ermal Lu?i wrote:
> E> Cherry-picking would be when tehre is reasonable similarities.
> E> Also another argument to do this would be simplicity on locking as well
> as
> E> i told you when you started the changes.
> You were wrong. OpenBSD doesn't move towards SMP model. Locking more
> recent pf is not simplier, but the opposite.
I am sorry but you are asking arguments i already have given you.
You didn;t listen once and i do not expect this time as well.

> E> Though i am open to work together on this to merge the new syntax
> thorugh a
> E> whole bulk merge rather than cherry-pick.
> How many bugs have you closed after the previous bulk import? Why should
> we expect anything good from new import if the previous one was a PITA?
Well you have used it for your work so it was not so PITA.
Most of the ones you closed had message 'This is to old to be true'; 'I
have re-written PF and this should be fixed'.

> And still I don't see any answer on the question: what exact features or
> perfomance improvements are we going to obtain from "the new pf"?
See above.

> E> You already have 'broken' some functionality as if-bound in FreeBSD
> 10.x so
> Is there any PR filed on that? I didn't even receive a mail about that.
I really do not think you do the right approach or the right communication
on this.
Sorry for replying to you ;).

> --
> Totus tuus, Glebius.


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