Subject: Re: Locore.c filename
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/05/2003 15:19:24
On Mon, 5 May 2003, Martin Husemann wrote:

> On Sun, May 04, 2003 at 09:39:27PM -0700, John Gordon wrote:
> > I have just got to the testing phase of my little project to enable building of
> > the NetBSD under Cygwin/Windoze and discovered that on some architectures there
> > are source files that will result in object files that differ in only the case
> > of their name. The offending sources are locore.s and Locore.c, the latter of
> > which appears only in:
> IMHO this name choices are poor anyway and easily confuse the human reader
> too, so they should just be changed.


> The priority of supporting "strange" build environments like this may
> be worth a discussion, but if the effort to remove simple obstacles like
> this is ~0 we should just do it.

Also agreed. Regardless of what we like, case-insensitive file systems are
not going away soon. I personally like them, but that's a separate issue.

> For the embedded world we already decided we should not rely on a NetBSD
> build host - and this gave us quite an improvement for release engineering of
> slower archs. From the possible non-NetBSD build hosts, a Win32 machine is
> the most likely thing to happen - so we should support it. If not actively,
> at least by fixing things when brought to our attention.

Yeah, being able to compile on Win32 is an important deal.

Take care,