Subject: Re: misc/4543: spl(9) manpage in conflict with reality
To: None <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Mike Long <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 11/19/1997 14:07:17
>Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 09:34:03 -0800
>From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>

> The current manpage had gotten me quie seriously
>I'd like to generate some text that clarifies both that, and the
>requirements/invariants that (as far as I understand)
>	a) MI callers of the spl* code should obey
>	b) the semantics MD code must provide
>in order to guarantee correct synchronization -- somewhat like the
>manpage I originally counter-proposed to your draft, except describing
>semantics rather than specific implentations. I think that would really help.
>Does that sound appropriate for this manpage?

Possibly.  I think core and port-masters should hammer this out among
themselves, and update spl(9) with the results.  I don't know enough
about non-i386 ports to do it myself.
Mike Long <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken