Subject: RE: The sys_errlist[] screw
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/22/1998 04:15:08
On 21-Feb-98 Charles M. Hannum spoke unto us all:
# **').  Any application using sys_errlist[] that was compiled before
# this change or does not use errno.h, will not be able to see the
# messages for new errors.  Any application using strerror() or which is

Assuming you implement this, does that mean that suddenly all applications
using sys_errlist will just break? If so.. and this is released in 1.4, how
will backwards compatability with 1.3 and previous be achieved, or will that be
handled by a wrapper in the kernel?

I just know alot of 3rd party software likes to use sys_errlist..  I just don't
want to have all of it break and suddenly need to recompile everything.

Tim Rightnour    -