quotas an essential feature? (was: svn commit: r218953 - stable/8/usr.sbin/sysinstall)

Matthew Jacob mj at feral.com
Fri Feb 25 19:26:30 UTC 2011

Actually, GENERIC is there to provide the most features for the most 
uses. A large percentage of users don't config new kernels, and FreeBSD 
has not elected the approach Digital Unix (aka "DUH") took about 
installs which required a reconfig as one of the last steps of an 

I can't speak to your "required to boot" case- not sure what you're 
referring to. I also have been sometimes unhappy about things that can't 
be added for booting, but that's really more of a "need a driver disk or 
options disk" kind of case that was more during the FreeBSD delivered on 
floppy which is long ago and far away and a country now pushing up daisies.

On 2/25/2011 11:02 AM, dieterbsd at engineer.com wrote:
>> I promise to enable UFS quotas in GENERIC in one week unless anybody 
> objects
>> now.
> Huh?  I thought GENERIC was supposed to include everything you needed to
> boot, not every possible feature that someone might desire?
> But requests to include things required to boot get rejected and
> nonessential features like quotas get added.  WTF?
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