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

On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 10:37:23PM +0000, 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 disagree on the first point and agree on the second. It is a PITA to
have to keep more than src/sys in sync when doing kernel development on
a branch. I don't think it justifies the pain in CVS for copying
src/common to somewhere else though.


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