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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:
 > 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.

As do I...

 > > 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.

Furthermore, it's likely to become an impossible practice if we ever
manage to move away from CVS, so I don't think there's any long-term
benefit to twisting things around to support it.

David A. Holland

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