Subject: Re: just a friendly warning
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/14/1997 02:58:20
>Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 02:24:30 -0400 (EDT)
>From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>

>For a long time I've been lucky and building userland before a new
>kernel hasn't hurt me too badly in general. Because of the new
>getdents() system call, I badly screwed myself tonight doing just
>that. In general, you MUST build a new kernel before building a new
>libc. "The life you save might be your own...."

I rebuild the kernel first whenever I see an update of

I also build all my kernels with COMPAT_12, which helps ease these
Mike Long <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken