On Sat, 6 Sep 2008 16:05:15 -0400, Robert Huff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > (Yes, I'm on current@ ... in digest mode. Besides others may be > interested.) > > The 20080820 entry in /usr/src/UPDATING concerns a substantial change > to the tty subsystem. Assuming I'm not trying anything fancy, and > that I edit out the not-yet-updated devices, may I reasonably assume > updating kernel+world will not break anything?
Since you are running -CURRENT, it is worth keeping in mind that there is no guarantee that the 'head' branch is stable enough for anything. So _you_ are the one who has to pick up the pieces and reassemble a working system if you update at the 'wrong time'. Having said that I'm running a kernel+userland with the new tty code on my laptop for a couple of weeks now. Other than a minor annoyance with screen, which was fixed by Ed already, I haven't noticed anything that seems seriously broken. The new tty layer was committed by Ed Schouten at 2008-08-20, and I've updated my kernel and userland more than 20 times since that time. The new tty code seems to work so far :)
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