Subject: Re: kern/8515: Acorn CD-ROMs
To: None <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/29/1999 12:38:06 writes:
> N.B. On a non-Acorn CDROM, the behaviour is entirely backward compatible;
> the Acorn enhancments are ignored if the system dependent area is not
> exactly 32 bytes long and doesn't begin with the 10 characters ARCHIMEDES
> (non-terminated).

If these changes are truly "safe" on non-Acorn CD-ROMs, then they
should probably be enabled by default, just like Rockridge extensions,
and disabled via a flag.

Better to get things right by default w/o need to know a special
flag...  8-)

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.