cvs commit: src/share/man/man4 acpi.4
obrien at FreeBSD.org
Tue Feb 17 15:03:51 PST 2004
On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 02:32:26PM -0800, Nate Lawson wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Feb 2004, David O'Brien wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 12:52:24PM -0800, Nate Lawson wrote:
> > > Please don't recommend they put the hint in device.hints. That file is
> > > regenerated as part of the upgrade process. It should go in
> > > /boot/loader.conf, which is already cross-referenced by the manpage.
> > I don't follow -- /boot/device.hints isn't regenerated. One must have
> > one, and upgrading from an older FreeBSD version to 5.x requires you to
> > create one.
> I meant the step in UPGRADING that says "cp GENERIC.hints
> /boot/device.hints". If people follow that, you lose local changes to
I think it is clear that one only does the 'cp' if they are upgrading
from 4.x to 5.x. I'm not arguing that the knob isn't better living in
loader.conf -- just that /boot/devince.hints isn't a [auto]generated
file[*] and we can assume it is as "stable" as one's passwd file.
[*] I can't even boot w/o my custom device.hints due to the hardwiring I
do for SCSI devices. This file cannot become volatile.
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