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Re: CVS commit: src/sys

On Jan 20,  4:19pm, (Manuel Bouyer) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys

| On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 04:32:33PM +0200, Antti Kantee wrote:
| > [...]
| > What would break if the routing socket wouldn't support old message types?
| > If it's just a handful of system utilities, I don't think upgrading the
| > whole system is an unreasonable requirement.  It's not like the compat
| > is perfect even now, though we might want to claim it to be.
| It's perfect enough to run a 5.0_BETA kernel on -4 or -3 userland. This
| is how my 3 workstations are running for some weeks now.
| I don't think supporting old routing messages format add that much code,
| isn't it ?

It is not the amount of code, and it is done in a reasonable clean way.
The problem is handling the #ifdef COMPAT_XX in the code.


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