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Re: kinfo_proc * 2
> On 12.01-12:48, matthew green wrote:
> [ ... ]
> > >> The old one (kinfo_proc) is kept for compatibility. I don't think that
> > >> it is used anymore.
> > >
> > >thanks, do you know if there is there is a process for expiring it is
> > >it expected to just remain indefinately or is it for compatibility
> > >with a specific older target that will remain?
> > We need to look first if it is used anymore. Then the standard
> > deprecation
> > is to move it to compat/sys... We really don't remove things for binary
> > compatibility but maybe we should :-)
> > yeah - we should move it to compat dir.
> whilst renaming it 'kinfo_proc_compat31' (or something) and subsequently
> renaming 'kinfo_proc2' to 'kinfo_proc'.
I'm not sure this is worth the effort. kinfo_proc2 is used in exposed
APIs and thus any existing users of things like kvm_getprocs(3) would
all need to be changed. Internal NetBSD code obviously isn't a problem,
but as it's been a (long) published interface there may well be third
party code that uses these as well.
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