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Re: CVS commit: src/sys

On Mon, May 05, 2008 at 12:34:42AM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:

> In article <>,
> Andrew Doran  <> wrote:
> >
> >Module Name: src
> >Committed By:        ad
> >Date:                Sun May  4 23:07:09 UTC 2008
> >
> >Modified Files:
> >     src/sys/conf: files
> >     src/sys/dev: vnd.c
> >     src/sys/net: ppp-deflate.c
> >     src/sys/netinet6: ipcomp_core.c ipcomp_input.c ipcomp_output.c
> >     src/sys/opencrypto: deflate.c deflate.h
> >Added Files:
> >     src/sys/kern: kern_zlib.c
> >     src/sys/sys: zlib.h
> >Removed Files:
> >     src/sys/net: zlib.c
> >
> >Log Message:
> >Move zlib out of net/ and into kern/. It would probably be better to use
> >the reachover Makefiles and libz, but this is already here and it works.
> >
> >Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
> >copyright notices on the relevant files.
> I don't think this is a good idea. This is an ancient hacked version of libz
> specially hacked to handle what ppp wants. I don't think it is wise to expand
> its use.

Ok, I backed it out but I'm not sure where to go from here. The zlib under
net/ works for what I'm doing but it does look stale. Originally I thought
it would be better to use something other than gzip compression on the
firmware images, but it's used everywhere and there seems no point in using
another method just for the heck of it. So I'd like to include zlib in the
kernel but it seems dumb to have two copies of it. Maybe after 5.0 is
branched we could work on making ppp and ipsec use a standard zlib. What do
you think?


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