On 17 June 2015 at 15:00, Arseny Nasokin <eir...@gmail.com> wrote:
> There was some talks back on 2011/2012 about this option, that kernel
> should include it, but there is no such option (you can see at least
> PR#163630 about this).
> Also I've not found any commit which adds this option and no code in kernel
> which depends on it.
> Is note about this option should be nonexistent somewhere? Should it be
> added to options as dummy?

Because there were no (or at least no noticed) such ABI changes in kernel.
Probably it's worth mentioning this in NOTES to not confuse newcomers.
But I'd personally leave it alone.

Index: sys/conf/NOTES
--- sys/conf/NOTES    (revision 284433)
+++ sys/conf/NOTES    (working copy)
@@ -353,6 +353,8 @@
 # Enable FreeBSD7 compatibility syscalls
 options     COMPAT_FREEBSD7

+# No changes that required COMPAT_FREEBSD8
 # Enable FreeBSD9 compatibility syscalls
 options     COMPAT_FREEBSD9

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