On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 07:24:23PM -0700, M. Warner Losh 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?
Yes names matter. Otherwise we would have made it "DEF8931". #define names are chosen to be self-documenting. $ grep COMPAT_FREEBSD conf/* conf/NOTES:# Note that as a general rule, COMPAT_FREEBSD<n> depends on conf/NOTES:# COMPAT_FREEBSD<n+1>, COMPAT_FREEBSD<n+2>, etc. conf/NOTES:options COMPAT_FREEBSD4 conf/NOTES:options COMPAT_FREEBSD5 conf/NOTES:options COMPAT_FREEBSD6 conf/NOTES:options COMPAT_FREEBSD7 conf/options:COMPAT_FREEBSD4 opt_compat.h conf/options:COMPAT_FREEBSD5 opt_compat.h conf/options:COMPAT_FREEBSD6 opt_compat.h conf/options:COMPAT_FREEBSD7 opt_compat.h COMPAT_FREEBSD32 is not the same as any of the other well established "COMPAT_FREEBSD" macros. So I do see where this could lead to confusion to users. -- -- David (obr...@freebsd.org) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"