Mike Smith wrote:
> > On Mon, Feb 12, 2001 at 02:20:30PM -0800, Mike Smith wrote:
> > 
> > > You can do better than this.  Put the lock in FILE, and define a new 
> > > structure FILE_old, which has the same size/layout as the old FILE 
> > > structure.
> > 
> > How is this more acceptable than bumping the major number?  Are they
> > really so precious that they can only be incremented once for a release
> > cycle?  Seems to me that a new major number is far cleaner than a gross hac
> The major number has ALREADY BEEN BUMPED. 
> The "gross hack" is a transitional step necessary for the upgrade path to 
> work, and would be removed after it was no longer required.

The "gross hack" can *NEVER* be removed and will live on through 5.0-RELEASE
and 5.0-STABLE, because we *continue* to compile in the wrong sizes into

"All of this is for nothing if we don't go to the stars" - JMS/B5

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