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Re: CVS commit: src/sys

On Jan 20,  4:44pm, (Quentin Garnier) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys

| While I understand your position, I'm not sure how you can relax it only
| by a little.  If we want a consistent policy in the long run, it will
| either be what we do today, fighting teeth and nails so that binary
| compatibility is kept (and sure enough, we don't always succeed, but we
| do have a fairly good record), or we just keep it at the bare minimum so
| that the user can do " install=3D/; shutdown -r now" with a newer
| kernel.  Anything in-between will always lead to long discussions, and I
| think we already have enough of those already.

I don't think that is enough. I would like to keep the requirement "new
kernel" + "old userland" works, or at least we try to make it so that most
things work. Right now the only thing that I know of that is broken in
time_t/dev_t is netstat, and that was a fairly large versioning effort.


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