RFC: getting rid of oldnfs
jhb at freebsd.org
Tue Oct 28 16:21:09 UTC 2014
On Saturday, October 25, 2014 6:24:16 pm Rick Macklem wrote:
> Kostik wrote:
> > On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 at 04:43:28PM +0100, Robert Watson wrote:
> > > 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
> > > :-).
> > 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.
> Well, the only commits I've done to "old" were bugfixes that applied
> to both old and new.
> John has been the main "fix the old NFS" guy lately. So, John, do you
> anticipate more patches to the old NFS that need to be MFC'd down?
I do not, no.
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