docs/51109: [PATCH] handbook (kernelconfig)
martin at sumuk.de
Thu Apr 17 23:10:16 UTC 2003
The following reply was made to PR docs/51109; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Martin Heinen <martin at sumuk.de>
To: Martin Karlsson <mk-freebsd at bredband.net>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: docs/51109: [PATCH] handbook (kernelconfig)
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 01:08:57 +0200
On Fri, Apr 18, 2003 at 12:16:31AM +0200, Martin Karlsson wrote:
> The handbook does explain how to copy GENERIC to MYKERNEL, and edit
> MYKERNEL, but does not explicitly mention why editing
> GENERIC directly is a bad idea. Perhaps it should? This patch aims to
> fix that.
> I have seen related questions (Where did GENERIC go?) on -questions only
> a few times, but being explicit about important things is rarely bad IMO.
> Read the handbook, 9.3 Building and Installing a Custom Kernel.
> --- kernelconfig.diff begins here ---
> Index: chapter.sgml
> RCS file: /home/ncvs/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/kernelconfig/chapter.sgml,v
> retrieving revision 1.104
> diff -u -r1.104 chapter.sgml
> --- chapter.sgml 2003/03/31 17:01:34 1.104
> +++ chapter.sgml 2003/04/17 21:55:17
> @@ -186,6 +186,13 @@
> call it <filename>MYKERNEL</filename> for the purpose of this
> + <note>
> + <para>Do <emphasis>not</emphasis> simply edit <filename>GENERIC</filename>.
> + If you do, it will be overwritten the next time you <link
> + linkend="cutting-edge">update your source tree</link>, and all
> + your kernel modifications will be lost.</para>
> + </note>
> <para>Storing your kernel config file directly under
> <filename>/usr/src</filename> can be a bad idea. If you are
> --- kernelconfig.diff ends here ---
The tip continues, but the diff doesn't :-)
| <para>Storing your kernel config file directly under
| <filename>/usr/src</filename> can be a bad idea. If you are
| experiencing problems it can be tempting to just delete
| <filename>/usr/src</filename> and start again. Five seconds after
| you do that you realize that you have deleted your custom kernel
| config file.</para>
Do we need to clarify this? If so, this should be
added to the tip.
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