Floppyless release build of sparc64
obrien at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jul 24 11:55:13 PDT 2003
On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 07:07:30PM +0300, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 11:57:58AM -0400, Jake Burkholder wrote:
> > Apparently, On Wed, Jul 23, 2003 at 09:16:43AM +0300,
> > Ruslan Ermilov said words to the effect of;
> > > A similar change would be in order for sparc64. Patch is
> > > attached, please review. The net effect is that we save
> > > huge CPU times in release.9 and do not create the useless
> > > boot.flp floppy image (the sparc64/mkisoimages.sh script
> > > doesn't need it).
> > boot.flp is actually useful on sparc64 because you can dd it to a disk
> > from solaris and then boot off it to install. I'm happy with having
> > the option of not building it if it saves time but please make it an
> > option.
> OK, then things will be left as is. There's already an option for
> this; it's called NO_FLOPPIES (documented in the release(7) manpage).
BUT the size of the "floppy" should be something like 10MB so that we
know we will *never* overflow it during "make release".
-- David (obrien at FreeBSD.org)
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