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Re: "src/common" (was: ld.elf_so sources)

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Matt Thomas <> 
> On Nov 15, 2010, at 2:37 PM, Matthias Scheler wrote:
>> On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 04:33:25AM +1100, matthew green wrote:
>>>> 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.
>> I'm sorry but I think that is a rather bad idea. Moving userland sources
>> into "src/sys" feels just wrong. I think that "src/common" reflects quite
>> well that these sources are shared between kernel and userland.
>>> 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.
>> I don't think this is a good enough reason. Updating part of your
>> source tree has always been a problematic pratice.
> I completely agree on both points.

As do I. I think Thor made the argument against this perfectly.



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