On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 9:24 PM, M. Warner Losh <i...@bsdimp.com> wrote:
> In message: <7d6fde3d1003111720g7dccf93w1f51db88758a5...@mail.gmail.com> > Garrett Cooper <yanef...@gmail.com> writes: > : On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 5:14 PM, Scot Hetzel <swhet...@gmail.com> wrote: > : > On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 10:36 AM, Mike Jakubik > : > <mike.jaku...@intertainservices.com> wrote: > : >> On 3/11/2010 9:50 AM, Nathan Whitehorn wrote: > : >>> > : >>> As a result of importing 32-bit compatibility support for non-x86 > 64-bit > : >>> platforms, the kernel options COMPAT_IA32 has been renamed > COMPAT_FREEBSD32 > : >>> in revision 205014, so all kernel configurations including this > option must > : >>> be modified accordingly. > : >>> > : >> > : >> That sounds a bit confusing, compatibility with FreeBSD 3.2? > : >> > : > I agree that the name COMPAT_FREEBSD32 is confusing, does it mean > : > compatiblity with FreeBSD 3.2, FreeBSD 32 or 32-bit ARCH's. > : > > : > A better name would have been COMPAT_ARCH32 or COMPAT_32BIT_ARCH. > : > : Agreed. Is it possible to change the name again because it really > : hasn't gotten much traction yet? > > What does the name matter, really? > > This will be documented, and mirrors the kernel source > compat/freebsd32. > > Put another way: if everybody that's going to comment on the name > would instead fix one bug from the PR database with the time they > spend commenting on it, would FreeBSD be better or worse off than > spending dozens of hours arguing over COMPAT_X32 vs COMPAT_Y32 vs > COMPAT_FLYING_MONKEYS? > > Warner > Just for that, I nominate Nathan rename the option to COMPAT_FLYING_MONKEYS32. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"