Subject: Re: COMPAT_AOUT removal
To: Frank van der Linden <email@example.com>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/06/2000 17:59:25
On Sun, 6 Aug 2000, Frank van der Linden wrote:
: I plan to remove COMPAT_AOUT in the following days.
No. Please do not do this. I use it, and have already volunteered to
: However, because of the way that kernel compat code is structured,
: this meant translating all filesystem name lookups to the
: shadow tree (/emul/aout). This caused problems with things like
: a.out shells, and emulations that used a.out (like running
: BSD/OS binaries).
BSD/OS does not belong in the "netbsd" emulation, and will not, after I
finish some work to support newer BSD/OS binaries. This is not an argument
for removing /emul/aout, which is *USEFUL* and works gret for some people
such as me.
If you want to rename the option (MAP_EMUL_AOUT?) and change its comment in
GENERICs, fine. However, do not remove it.
-- Todd Vierling <email@example.com> * http://www.wasabisystems.com/
-- Speed, stability, security, and support. Wasabi NetBSD: Run with it.