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RFC: adding a 'version' flag process to kernel development in a non-destructive manner

RFC: adding a 'version' flag process to kernel development in a non-destructive manner

Posted Sep 5, 2008 21:11 UTC (Fri) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
In reply to: RFC: adding a 'version' flag process to kernel development in a non-destructive manner by iabervon
Parent article: Linux 3.0?

Yeah, but some of the comments in this thread have been talking about
dropping old syscalls and breaking userspace compatibility. Personally I
don't think anyone would care if, say, a.out and all syscalls obsoleted
before the ELF transition stopped working (it happens regularly already
for many kernel releases at a time: Alan Cox was the last person I've
heard of who runs stuff on libc2 and libc3, and even he's stopped now),
but breaking anything from the ELF era is probably a mistake.


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