Heads up: you'll need to do a fresh "config KERNEL" etc

Rick Macklem rmacklem at uoguelph.ca
Sun May 15 11:44:27 UTC 2011

> On Sat, May 14, 2011 at 08:05:41PM -0400, Rick Macklem wrote:
> > Just a heads up that after a commit going into stable/8 in a few
> > minutes, you'll need to do a fresh kernel build, starting at
> > "config GENERIC", including rebuilding the NFS related modules.
> Rick,
> Can you explain why a kernel reconfig would be required if the
> kernel configuration (e.g. GENERIC) hasn't been changed?
> http://www.freshbsd.org/?branch=RELENG_8&project=freebsd
> Possibly the commit site doesn't have the most recent commits?
> I guess what I'm asking is: why is a kernel reconfig required if only
> the NFS code itself changed? A buildworld/buildkernel should be
> sufficient, no?
The commit moved the files used for a diskless root NFS from sys/nfsclient
to sys/nfs. As such, sys/conf/files has changed and, therefore, fresh
kernel Makefiles need to be built. I thought that "config KERNEL" is what
does that, but if buildkernel does, then "config KERNEL" isn't needed.


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