> On 21. märts 2017, at 10:13, Baptiste Daroussin <b...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 09:58:21AM +0200, Daniel Braniss wrote:
>>> On 20 Mar 2017, at 23:55, Toomas Soome <tso...@me.com> wrote:
>>>> On 20. märts 2017, at 23:53, Rick Macklem <rmack...@uoguelph.ca> wrote:
>>>> Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
>>>>> On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 08:22:12PM +0200, Toomas Soome wrote:
>>>>>> Hi!
>>>>>> The current boot code is building NFSv3, with preprocessor conditional 
>>>>>> OLD_NFSV2. Should NFSv2 code still be kept around or can we burn it?
>>>>>> rgds,
>>>>>> toomas
>>>>> I vote burn
>>>>> Bapt
>>>> I would be happy to see NFSv2 go away. However, depending on how people 
>>>> configure
>>>> their diskless root fs, they do end up using NFSv2 for their root fs.
>>>> Does booting over NFSv3 affect this?
>>>> I think the answer is no for a FreeBSD server (since the NFSv2 File Handle 
>>>> is the same as
>>>> the NFSv3 one, except padded with 0 bytes to 32bytes long).
>>>> However, there might be non-FreeBSD NFS servers where the NFSv2 file 
>>>> handle is different
>>>> than the NFSv3 one and for that case, the user would need NFSv2 boot code 
>>>> (or
>>>> reconfigure their root fs to use NFSv3).
>>>> To be honest, I suspect few realize that they are using NFSv2 for their 
>>>> root fs.
>>>> (They'd see it in a packet trace or via "nfsstat -m", but otherwise they 
>>>> probably
>>>> think they are using NFSv3 for their root fs.)
>>>> rick
>>> if they do not suspect, they most likely use v3 - due to simple fact that 
>>> you have to rebuild loader to use NFSv2 - it is compile time option.
>> old systems, 8.x, still use/boot v2, and so do old linux.
>> NetApp has discontinued support for v2, so we had to move this machines to 
>> use FreeBSD server and the day was
>> saved. So, till these machines get upgraded/discontinued we have a problem. 
>> There are several solutions
>> to this issue, but as long as it's a matter of getting rid for the sake of 
>> it, I would vote to keep it a while longer.
>> danny
> Given you are speaking of 8.x I suppose you are using the loader that comes 
> with
> it, meaning you are safe if we remove it from the loader in 12.0 (note as said
> by Toomas that is it is already off by default in the 12.0 loader) am I 
> missing
> something?

Indeed, we definitely are *not* talking about back porting the removal, there 
is no reason for that whatsoever. In fact at least 11 is distributing loader 
based on NFSv3, likely even 10 (I havent checked that). So yes, just talking 
about possible removal in current only.


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