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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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