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Kamil Rytarowski <n54%gmx.com@localhost> writes:
> On 03.08.2017 20:57, Maxime Villard wrote:
>> What I can do, still, is removing ibcs2 from i386, and modifying the
>> compat_ibcs2 man page to say explicitly that in reality it stands for
>> SVR3, and
>> it is available only on vax. Note that this would make compat_ibcs2 vax
>> specific, and would later allow to better compartmentalize the feature.
>> What about this?
>> Maxime
> We should strive for Open standards and compatibility with Free/Open
> Source ecosystem. Neither SVR3 nor SVR4 is there.
> Are there any NetBSD/VAX users needing compat_ibcs2 and compat_ultrix?

You might want to ask Matt Thomas.  I have a vague memory of him
having some paying customers that required the ability to run old
SVR3 binaries on VAX hardware.  Although I might have this wrong....

"[P]ostulating that the VAX architecture would be missing any
 instruction `XYZ' is like playing Russian roulette with five
 bullets instead of one."  --  Dave McGuire on port-vax

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