Re: [netmod] upcoming adoptions

Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de> Wed, 30 August 2017 12:35 UTC

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From: Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de>
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Subject: Re: [netmod] upcoming adoptions
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On Wed, Aug 30, 2017 at 02:07:56PM +0200, Martin Bjorklund wrote:
> 
> (*) YANG inherits the deprecation model from SMIv2.  We actually have
> three states: current -> deprecated -> obsolete.  And even when
> something is obsolete, it is not removed.  I guess in SMIv2 this was
> necessary b/c of OID assignments; maybe this could be revisited for
> YANG.  But this would require an update to RFC 7950.

The equivalent to the OID assignment is the name of a data node, I
think it should not be reused. It is bad for interoperability if /foo
suddenly means something entirely different.

/js

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