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

On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 04:33:25AM +1100, matthew green wrote:
> > 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:
> > > > 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.

I seeem to recall things being moved into src/common in recent years.
In particular it has tended to make the kernel and userspace use the
same versions of the small library functios. This has to be an advantage
since there are often C and assember versions lurking and having
even more copies of these functions has to be bad news.

From a source tree point of view, the functions that are shared between
kernel and user are unlikely to change in functionality (just in
implementation) with time. So updates on a development branch are
unlikely to be a big problem.

In any case moving files around in source trees is likely to be
somewhat problematical in any source control system - especially cvs.


David Laight:

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