Re: cvs commit: src/sys/alpha/conf GENERIC

From: Ken Smith <kensmith_at_cse.Buffalo.EDU>
Date: Tue, 14 Dec 2004 14:43:55 -0500
On Tue, Dec 14, 2004 at 12:16:43AM -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 December 2004 12:52 pm, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > wilko       2004-12-07 17:52:54 UTC
> >
> >   FreeBSD src repository
> >
> >   Modified files:        (Branch: RELENG_4)
> >     sys/alpha/conf       GENERIC
> >   Log:
> >   Nice idea, but no cigar: bge(4) makes the bootfloppy overflow, so loose
> >   it from GENERIC again :-(
> We should MFC the bits to make the release use splitfs instead.  I gave ken 
> some rough patches to do that, but I'm not sure how well that worked out.

I cleaned them up a bit and got them to work for as far as they had
been worked on but it's not complete.  At this point it seems to split
the kernel up just fine and the resulting floppies read in the kernel
OK.  But when the kernel boots it goes looking for its root filesystem
on the floppy that it was last reading from (last kern.flp floppy) and
panic's.  So, it's started but needs a bit more work.

That said we might need to do the work.  My test release builds last
week were with NODOC= and I didn't realize we try to put docs into
the mfsroot floppy.  A full release build overflows mfsroot now.  At
this point it might be either get splitfs to work or ditch the docs
on mfsroot.  Opinions?  I can't picture someone doing a floppy based
install needing access to docs from inside the install at this point
but ...

						Ken Smith
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Received on Tue Dec 14 2004 - 19:43:58 UTC