Re: There is *NO* abi stability in -head

From: Mateusz Guzik <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:23:11 +0200
On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 10:47 AM, Hans Petter Selasky <>

> On 10/23/17 22:35, Mateusz Guzik wrote:
>> This is your friendly reminder that in head struct layouts can change
>> and each update requires you to rebuild *all* modules (including ones
>> which come from ports). In practice you can get away without it most of
>> the time, but if in doubt or seeing funny crashes - *recompile* and test
>> with that.
> Hi,
> And for developers making this changes, consider bumping the
> __FreeBSD_version macro in sys/sys/param.h along with your commit. It
> forces recompilation of external kernel modules :-)
I think this only serves to pollute the list. It should be used to note
changes which require modification of external modules or provide a new
feature a module can be interested in.

I don't see any value for describing things which clear themselves with
recompilation of modules.

Mateusz Guzik <mjguzik>
Received on Fri Oct 27 2017 - 00:23:12 UTC

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