RFC: getting rid of oldnfs

Robert Watson rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Fri Oct 24 15:43:34 UTC 2014

On Thu, 23 Oct 2014, Rick Macklem wrote:

> Someone just pinged me on this and I figured I should bring it up.
> 1 - Is anyone out there still using oldnfs due to unresolved
>    problems with the new one? (I am not aware of any outstanding
>    issues in the new nfs that don't exist in the oldnfs.)
> 2 - Does anyone see a problem with getting rid of oldnfs for
>    FreebSD-11?
> 3 - If I get rid of it in -head, I can do it either in mid-December
>    or mid-April. (I can't do commits during the winter.)
>    Does anyone have a rough idea when the 11.0 release cycle will
>    start, so I can choose which of the above would be preferable?
>    (I figured I'd wait until after the last 10.n release that happens
>     before 11.0, since it will be easier to MFC before the removal of
>     oldnfs.)
> Thanks in advance for any comments, rick
> ps: John, I've cc'd you since I thought you are the guy most likely to
>    need to do commits/MFCs to oldnfs.

I think removing it is fine, but as early as possible (as John says) to give 
our -CURRENT users time to stop working around bugs and start reporting them 


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