continuing solaris networking problems (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 93 19:57:43 -0800
From: (Marc Andreessen)
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Subject: continuing solaris networking problems
2.0 prerelease 7 has source-level fixes for the problems many people
saw in pre6 in the network connection code (the new interruptible I/O
code) on Solaris and other SVR4 systems.

HOWEVER, if you run a stock pre7 Sun binary (e.g. the ones we
distribute) on a Solaris system, you will not see the effect of the
fixes, since the stock Sun binaries are naturally not compiled with
SVR4 defined and therefore the fixes don't have any effect.

So, a few questions and comments...

(a) Can someone try compiling pre7 under Solaris and let us know if
    it's working OK?
(b) Is Sun shipping Motif with Solaris yet?  (I guess 2.2 is the
    latest that's out there...)  If not, when's it going to start?
(c) Any suggestions on how we should handle this for the 2.0 release
    next week?  We don't have a spare Sun to run Solaris on and have
    no desire whatsoever to run Solaris on any of our in-use Suns (it
    would be impossible).