Subject: Re: SA/pthread syscall versioning
To: Christian Limpach <>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/10/2003 13:46:57
On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 07:33:56PM +0100, Christian Limpach wrote:
> I don't want to specifically argue against compatibility code, I primarily
> want to argue for a sane way to prevent the lack of compatibility code from
> causing an unexplainable crash.

I think it's a good idea to version the interface.  If the interface
is versioned, then it's at least possible to have compatibility
code in place or to, as Christian seems to be after, at least detect
a probable incompatibility.  It seems to be a definite improvement
over the current situation.


 Allen Briggs           
 Wasabi Systems, Inc.