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On 2017-08-02 14:44, Maxime Villard wrote:
Le 02/08/2017 à 14:21, Kamil Rytarowski a écrit :
On 02.08.2017 11:34, Maxime Villard wrote:
I see that the Vax GENERIC kernel has COMPAT_IBCS2 enabled by default.
But what
exactly is it doing here? iBCS2 is a standard designed for x86 CPUs, and
it has
nothing to do with Vax.

Is there something that I'm missing? If so, it would be good to
enlighten the
man page.


This looks like SVR3 compatibility, x86 variation of it is called IBCS2.

Yes, I guessed that when reading the entry in GENERIC; but shouldn't it be
renamed, or at least, made a little less confusing? In the man page for
example, we could say that iBCS2 stands for SVR3 on Vax, even if it is

I would vote for renaming. iBCS2 is something that is totally cryptic to me. SVR3 is something I would expect most people to understand what it is. But I suspect that also means renaming it for the x86 folks, and I wonder how easy it might be to get them onboard.


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