Modular type GENERIC?
adrian at freebsd.org
Sun Feb 24 10:52:50 UTC 2008
I was just wondering why we're not shipping a GENERIC type
configuration that simply loads the modules at startup, rather than a
statically linked kernel. I thought that was a large part of the push
for the modular framework in years past.
As a quick experiment, I trimmed all the modular devices out of
RELENG_7 GENERIC into a "BASE" configuration file and filled
/boot/loader.conf with modules relevant to my system. Everything
booted just fine.
How feasible do people think it would be to ship a "GENERIC"
configuration which simply includes all the devices in a default
module list, and users can select/deselect modules they wish to load?
Here's the kernel and loader configuration files I'm using just on my
system. I think acpi_load is a bit extraneous as acpi is included in
the amd64 DEFAULTS.
Adrian Chadd - adrian at freebsd.org
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