Subject: Re: NetBSD master CVS tree commits
To: Bernd Ernesti <>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/09/1997 00:04:23
Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> > Why only on the Amiga? At a minimum it should be built on all m68k
> > machines, to maintain a common userland.  Plus, if it handles endianness
> We don't have yet a common m68k userland and there will be never a full
> common m68k userland, because some ports have there own programms.
> So we will have a m68k set and a port set for each architecture.

We're definately moving in that direction, though...

> Then please test it on other systems and tell us the results.
> I don't have the time to do the tests.

Neither do I, but so what? Just add it. If someone tries it and it
doesn't work, they're no worse off than if it didn't exist at all. Plus,
then we learn that it doesn't work. And if it does actually work, they
can do something that that couldn't otherwise.

ext2fs as an LKM would also be nice, and should be pretty easy to add. I
tried building it, but it woulnd't load correctly (but then, nothing
else would either -- a kernel/userland mismatch, I think. No time to
play right now... Also, I noticed one of the ext2fs man pages (forget
which one and can't check at the moment) refers to ffs in several places.)