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Re: confused about the organization of the kernel code

On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 03:15:36PM +0800, Zhongjie Zhu wrote:
 > I was studying some code of NetBSD kernel recently, I found that it is
 > hard to find where the certain code is located,
 > for example, there are three directories for file system, ufs, fs,
 > miscfs, 

don't forget nfs and coda.

 > and there are more directories in arch directory
 > for a certain CPU. why not move them into one directory? Is there any
 > plan to reorganize the directories?

It's because CVS doesn't support rename; moving things around is
expensive so it mostly doesn't happen.

Should we ever switch to a newer VCS that supports rename properly,
there'll be a lot of reorg done.

David A. Holland

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