The time has come for a kernel interfacing library layer

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Sun May 8 03:38:51 PDT 2005

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.


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