On 02.08.2017 15:27, Johnny Billquist wrote: > 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: >>>> Hi, >>>> 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. >>>> >>>> Thanks, >>>> Maxime >>> >>> 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 >> called >> iBCS2... > > 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. > > Johnny > I would keep it as it is, and improve documentation.
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