RFC: getting rid of oldnfs

Ed Maste emaste at freebsd.org
Fri Oct 24 17:42:42 UTC 2014

On 24 October 2014 12:17, Konstantin Belousov <kostikbel at gmail.com> wrote:
> I remember the main reason for keeping oldnfs, both server and client,
> around in HEAD was to facilitate MFC of fixes to the branches which
> still use oldnfs, i.e. stable/8.  If this reason is still valid, oldnfs
> have to stay in HEAD till stable/8 is supported or interested for
> developers.
> I usually do not like direct commits into the stable branches.
> Otherwise, I see no reason to keep oldnfs around.

I only see real value in that if we're actually building and testing
it on HEAD on a regular basis though. If we don't build it by default
on HEAD and don't generally test it there, I think we're actually
worse off to commit changes to HEAD first and then MFC.

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