Subject: Re: removing too-much portability support code in KAME IPv6
To: Assar Westerlund <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/06/2000 22:34:52
>> I plan to remove some of portability assuarance code in
>> KAME IPv6 part, since some of #ifdefs are way too much to be readable.
>> I'll remove parts like:
>> #ifdef __bsdi__
>> #ifdef __FreeBSD__
>> or some other parts that does not apply for NetBSD.
>> It actually makes KAME upgrade harder, but I think I need to do this
>> for NetBSD repository.
>I think that this will make it harder for you (and other KAME-s) to
>keep the code in sync. I think that we should try to minimize the
>differences between the incorporated code and the kame-code.
I hoped to keep #ifdefs if the number is small, but I think it's too
much. We sometimes experience hard time debugging it due to #ifdefs.
I think netbsd-current should not experience this extra pain.
(also #ifdefs are bad for code auditing, if you care)
I think I (and other KAME guys) can handle the upgrades.
>Of course we should try to minimize the number of #ifdef's in the KAME
>code - preferably by removing gratious differences between BSDs and by
>factoring out system dependencies.
It would really me if *BSD are more in sync, or if any of them get
merged into one (and number decreased), but they are already way too
diverse. Some of our results are in a file named PORTABILITY in
kame kit, and sys/net/net_osdep.[ch] (the latter are in netbsd-current
repository as well).