Subject: Re: nmap not working?
To: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Simon Burge <simonb@NetBSD.org>
Date: 11/15/2007 10:39:38
Martin Husemann wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 15, 2007 at 10:04:39AM +1100, Simon Burge wrote:
> > The one practical annoyment for me out of all this is that we broke
> > binary compatibility in a reasonably major way. If you use dhclient to
> > obtain an IP address you now can't boot a kernel built after a certain
> > date and have that work with an older userland. For example, if someone
> > boots a NetBSD 5.0 kernel (when that appears) with a NetBSD 4.0 userland
> > - you lose.
> Are you sure? I think this combination still works, but we broke binary
> compat between certain versions of -current.
I can't confirm offhand if a netbsd-4 userland fails with -current
kernels. I was just picking examples of "before" and "after". In
my case, it was userland from just after newlock merge.