libbsd development policy clarification needed?

Sebastian Huber sebastian.huber at
Tue Feb 7 07:37:17 UTC 2023

On 06.02.23 20:47, Gedare Bloom wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2023 at 8:49 AM Sebastian Huber
> <sebastian.huber at>  wrote:
>> On 06.02.23 16:06, Gedare Bloom wrote:
>>> Yes, thanks. This looks like a good analysis. I would definitely
>>> prefer to get master and 6-freebsd-12 into harmony. Then it is a
>>> little simpler to discuss the other problems in libbsd.
>>> Vijay had similar kind of success (and problems) as you did with
>>> cherry-picking off of 6-freebsd-12. I think he made it a little
>>> further. I guess one possible route forward would be to begin working
>>> on this effort and share results, pushing to master when some
>>> relatively stable milestones are reached.
>> This branch already contains an update to FreeBSD head 2020-02-09 (about
>> 5 months of FreeBSD development):
>> If you start to cherry-pick things to the current master, this effort
>> from my side is probably wasted.
> Would it be viable to still cherry-pick on to your updated master?
> The farther these branches get from each other the more effort will be
> wasted by everyone. Either we continue to maintain two branches, or we
> at some point decide how to continue from this master branch. It would
> be good to know if NFSv4 is indeed fully supported for EPICS users
> without the changes made by Chris in 6-freebsd-12.

The first four patches (up to and including "ntp: Port to RTEMS") are 
ready to get integrated. The two NFS/VFS patches are not ready.

The update to FreeBSD head 2020-02-09 was not arbitrary. The 
6-freebsd-12 branch is based on FreeBSD stable/12 2020-02-10. This 
should make it easier to cherry pick changes from 6-freebsd-12 to master 
for example for the Xilinx drivers.

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