On Jan 19, 2015, at 8:46, Brandon Allbery <allber...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 10:44 AM, Anton Shterenlikht <me...@bris.ac.uk>
> wrote:
>> So perhaps changing MNAMELEN will break statfs(2) on
>> -stable too?
> I believe the context there is not so much "-current is special", as
> "changing it for everyone is bad news" (and this would necessarily need to
> originate in -current).

A compat layer needs to be created for all of the affected syscalls, and the 
change needs to be made. That’s it in a nutshell.

Doing it in 11 makes sense since there is a compat layer for 10 now… if I knew 
all of the steps I would happily do them as annoys me from time to time as well 
with the path length issue.


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