svn commit: r183819 - in stable/7/sys: . compat/linprocfs fs/procfs

Kostik Belousov kostikbel at
Mon Oct 13 14:44:39 UTC 2008

On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 04:17:43PM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav wrote:
> Kostik Belousov <kostikbel at> writes:
> > Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav <des at> writes:
> > > Roman Divacky <rdivacky at> writes:
> > > > what about commiting this to note this change?
> > > > +   <para>A serious problem emulating /proc for Linux was fixed.  Many Linux
> > > > +      ports are now working including the linux-flashplugin9 port.</para>
> > > "A serious problem was fixed"?  Really?  And if none of that software
> > > worked before this commit, how come they were already in ports?
> > I do not think that mentioning of this should appear in release notes,
> > but Roman is mostly right in stating the fact.
> Pretend you don't really know the details of the change, and reread
> Roman's proposed relnotes entry.  Do you think it gives a correct
> impression of the nature and severity of the issue?

Let me restate what I said above, in more explicit way:
1. The problem fixed actually caused new glibc to fail for threaded
   linux processes. This is a serious problem for non-default linux-base
   ports. It is not a serious problem for linprocfs code itself.
2. I oppose against making any promises of the quality of the linux
   emulator, esp. in the release notes, esp. making a statement that
   "flash9 works !".

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