Subject: Re: General feeling on merging APIs...
To: Warner Losh <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/28/1999 10:40:15
On Sat, Jun 26, 1999 at 10:22:29PM -0600, Warner Losh wrote:
> In message <> "Justin T. Gibbs" writes:
> : The hope is to provide a consistent interface across
> : all *BSDs which is why I've addressed this to all of the *BSD projects.
> More generally, I'd like to identify areas where the kernel APIs of
> the various projects have diverged and see what, if anything, can be
> done about them.  I'd also like to get commitment from the various
> controlling bodies of the *BSD projects to a statement something along 
> the lines of:

For one:

When I, back then, contacted networking wizards from BSDi and FreeBSD,
to explicitly offer them the code, or at least to coordinate the definition
of the AF_ARP/PF_ARP constant I neede for it, both weren't interested,
apparently because they didn't support, and didn't intend to do so, ARCnet
(which is not the whole purpose of that change we did in NetBSD, but that's
another story).

	Ignatios Souvatzis