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compat kernel modules and GENERIC
Should 'options COMPAT_xx' really be commented out in the GENERIC kernel
In -current, code for compatibility with NetBSD 5.0 is divided
between #ifdef-COMPAT_50 code and a compatibility kernel module
It looks to me like 3.0 compatibility is likewise divided between both
some #ifdef-COMPAT_30 code (see sys/dev/vnd.c) and a module.
As a consequence, one needs both 'options COMPAT_xx' and a compatibility
kernel module to support old kernel ABIs.
Developers foresee that we will move all of the compatibility that
remains #ifdef'd into the kernel modules. In the mean time, it seems to
me that 'options COMPAT_xx' should not be commented out in the GENERIC
kernel configuration for i386. Or is there something that I am missing?
David Young OJC Technologies
dyoung%ojctech.com@localhost Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933
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