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re: ld.elf_so sources [was Re: HEADS-UP: temporary security problem in today's NetBSD-current]

> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 09:09:35AM -0600, David Young wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 12:31:20AM -0800, John Nemeth wrote:
> > > On Apr 7,  2:09am, Nick Hudson wrote:
> > > } Should someone(tm) move the stuff to src/common so that people don't 
> > > keep 
> > > } falling over this?
> > > 
> > >      No. 1) src/common is for stuff shared between the kernel and
> > > userland.  2) src/common is slated to be removed.
> > 
> > Slated to be removed?
> Where exactly was this discussed and announced?

it was never announced, but it was discussed with a various people
in various forms over the years, i've just never gotten around to
doing something about it.

> What exactly will replace src/common, when, and how exactly will it work?

the general idea is that kernel sources belong in src/sys, so they'll
move into there somewhere.  the userland .PATH will simply be modified
to suit.  the actual implementation details don't exist yet.

> If this is actually so, I would just like to point out that this sort of
> structural change is a huge nuisance for users of NetBSD who have large
> source trees including NetBSD and also locally added files, where they
> have tried to follow the current organization of the NetBSD tree when
> making local additions.

while i see the pain from your POV, there's a regular pain felt by
many people who get broken kernel builds when they forget to update
src/common when updating src/sys.  that's the real why.


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