pppd crashes, was: kde-freebsd

Michael Nottebrock lofi at freebsd.org
Fri Feb 9 04:09:51 UTC 2007

On Thursday, 8. February 2007 23:16, John Walthall wrote:
> Ok, now an editorial:

I should not really dignify this rant by replying to it, but:

> We have a fundamental design difference from Linux here. We chose this
> difference because we believed that it was better. Why would we go back
> now because the developers of a third-party interface to our systems did
> a clumsy job?

KPPP is not an interface to 'our' systems. It's an interface to *pppd*, which 
happens to be available for a wide range of Unices and Unix-like systems.

> We should adjure them to implement the 
> new and better system. This is not actually an appropriate place for
> this discussion. It should be directed to porten at kde.org and/or
> http://bugs.kde.org. Because it is a KDE problem and *not* a FreeBSD
> Problem. (I have already submitted it to the KDE Bugzilla)

A kernel panic/freeze triggered by a badly maintained driver is most certainly 
not any application's problem. You should probably close that bug yourself.

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