[PATCH] Warn people that ipchains and ipfwadm are going away.

Marc Ballarin Ballarin.Marc at gmx.de
Tue Sep 21 14:36:13 CEST 2004


On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 09:09:02 +1000
"Rusty Russell (IBM)" <rusty at au1.ibm.com> wrote:

> Name: Warn that ipchains and ipfwadm are going away
> Status: Trivial
> Signed-off-by: Rusty Russell <rusty at rustcorp.com.au>
> 
> Start off with a warning for 2.6.9, so any remaining users have a
> chance to migrate.  Their firewall scripts might not check return
> values, and they might get a nasty surprise when this goes away.

Isn't a compile-time warning a bit "soft"? Especially when compilation of
a kernel easily produces > 100 warnings, as it does right now.

Regards



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