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Re: updated patch Re: buffer cache & ufs changes (preliminary ffsv2 extattr support)
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 02:27:30PM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 04:24:27PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:03:02AM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > > It's not "breaking it on the branch", it introducing a backward compat
> > > problem with the lfs modules, for those who are using the lfs
> > > module (it's statically built into the kernel by default).
> > >
> > > I didn't feel it's a problem, but if it is it can fixed in a simple way:
> > > I could add the extra parameter to UFS_BALLOC() now, but not use it.
> > I'd add that the compat problem is what you run a new ffs module with
> > an older lfs one. That would mean one has to update only some modules to
> > run into it.
> So, leaving aside the question of whether this kind of code to support
> a new feature should go in so soon before a release -- it seems to me
> that the "compatibility problem" here is basically illusory. To see
> it, you'd have to be running the branch, using LFS as a module (which
> is not the default configuration), then update to a newer snapshot of
> the branch, then update only some of your modules, right?
that's it for the changes in sys/ufs/ufs; the changes to struct buf affects
much more modules.
> So, who cares?
I don't, but others may have a different view.
Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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