svn commit: r184193 - in head/sys: arm/conf conf

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at FreeBSD.org
Fri Oct 24 13:27:03 UTC 2008


On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 03:26:43AM +0200, Dag-Erling Sm??rgrav wrote:
> Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> writes:
> > We already have a better mechanism for including config files.  We
> > should be using that instead of poluting another port with the
> > DEFAULTS file.
> 
> Should we even have DEFAULTS files at all?  IMHO they just confuse
> matters by introducing "stealth" options into your config.

I tend to second this.  I always try to get everything possible out of
my kernel to modules, and thus was surprised to see io.ko and mem.ko
fail to load because they were silently included into my custom kernel.

I understand that some things like 'device isa' and
'device npx' aren't really optional, but if something is useful to have,
but can be loaded as a module, it belongs to GENERIC rather than
DEFAULTS.  Killing the latter altogether and throwing a comment that
says particular option or device is mandatory in GENERIC is probably
even better (and more transparent).

./danfe


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