DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2005-05
Re: The time has come for a kernel interfacing library layer
On Sun, May 08, 2005 at 01:50:35AM +0200, Thomas E. Spanjaard wrote:
> Matthew Dillon wrote:
> > Older static
> > binaries are going to be more of a problem since they cannot be
> > retrofitted.
> So those are supposedly doomed for COMPAT_*. I happened to ran into a
> relevant issue just a few hours ago, with a program that expected
> FreeBSD3 signal handlers in place (and possibly more, but it dumped core
> before I could get further :)). For a moment I thought this would be the
> answer, but I guess I have to keep hacking at the semi closed source
> software (which is multiplatform, but has none of the inherent
> structural organization and splitting of MD code... sigh... and they use
> Gnu autoconf as well!) until they accept my patch :).
We removed the FreeBSD3 signal compat code a while ago, because it makes
a lot of other things very difficult. Noone has had the time to fix it.