[OpenAFS] Question: discontinuing support for Solaris < 2.6

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Tue, 16 Jan 2007 11:37:39 -0800

Sean O'Malley <omalleys@msu.edu> writes:
> On Sat, 13 Jan 2007, Derrick J Brashear wrote:

>> I think at this point 2 people have asked about pre 2.6 recently, one
>> 2.4 and one 2.5.1, and they can use old versions. Is anyone else?

> I am kind of wondering if we should knox 2.6 and 2.7 too..

> http://www.sun.com/service/eosl/solaris/solaris_vintage_eol_5.2005.xml

> Solaris 2.6 is end of life as of 07/23/06
> Solaris 2.7 is end of life as of 08/15/08
> (2.7 entered in the last phase before retirement as of 08/15/05 )

> I am pretty sure it doesnt kill a lot of messy ifdefs, except maybe some
> of the threaded code where you can use pthread instead of sun thread
> support. IIRC pthread wasn't fully implemented until solaris 8..
> but maybe they backported it to the older versions. I don't really know.

> I am just thinking pretty much everyone was migrating off 7 and 8 right
> now, but I could be wrong.

Stanford doesn't really care at this point about anything prior to Solaris
8, but we do care a great deal about Solaris 8 and probably will for some

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>