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Re: updated patch Re: buffer cache & ufs changes (preliminary ffsv2 extattr support)

On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 07:31:17PM +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
 > > > So, because of modules, we can't pullup new features to netbsd-6 ?
 > > 
 > > How is this different from netbsd-5?
 > Modules are not used by default on netbsd-5 AFAIK. On netbsd-6
 > options MUODULAR is in i386 GENERIC, but it seems filesystem modules
 > are all compiled in by default. I'm not sure what other modules would
 > be affected by a change to struct buf ...

Releng has always as general policy refused changes that alter major
internal APIs, regardless of module issues. AIUI, anyway. Some people
have 3rd-party sources that would end up needing modifications and so

David A. Holland

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