Subject: Re: dumping options TCP_COMPAT_42
To: Havard Eidnes <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/11/2006 10:57:20
Havard Eidnes <> writes:
>> I'd like to yank the support for TCP_COMPAT_42 out of our tree -- I
>> doubt that there is any legitimate user of the option any
>> longer. 4.2BSD was more than 20 years ago at this point.
>> Absent any groundswell of supporters for TCP_COMPAT_42 I'll be
>> removing it from the tree in a couple of days.
> The above isn't exactly a technical argument why retaining the
> compatibility in our code is a bad thing, and the argument as
> stated seems to be more about the name of the option than
> anything else.

If there are no longer any conceivable users of the code, there is no
reason to maintain it.