Re: Building multiple kernels with "make release"

From: Glen Barber <gjb_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2021 17:56:57 +0000
On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 05:32:03PM +0000, Glen Barber wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 11:30:44AM -0600, Alan Somers wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 11:28 AM Glen Barber <gjb_at_freebsd.org> wrote:
> > 
> > > On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 05:26:50PM +0000, Glen Barber wrote:
> > > > On Wed, Jul 28, 2021 at 11:11:48AM -0600, Alan Somers wrote:
> > > > > Is it possible to build multiple different kernels and include them
> > > all in
> > > > > a release image?  release.conf says so.  But from experiment, what I
> > > see is
> > > > > that:
> > > > >
> > > > > * release.sh does pass both kernels in the KERNCONF variable to "make
> > > > > buildkernel"
> > > > > * "make buildkernel" dutifully builds both
> > > > > * BUT, "make installkernel" only installs the first kernel and ignores
> > > the
> > > > > rest
> > > > > * Only the first kernel ends up in the final image
> > > > > * It's not really clear where an alternate kernel should go, anyway.
> > > > > Probably someplace like /boot/kernel.debug , but release.conf doesn't
> > > > > provide a way to specify that.
> > > > >
> > > > > So is the "multiple kernels in release.conf" feature unfinished?  If
> > > so,
> > > > > does anybody have a good idea about the best way to finish it?
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-src/blob/7045b1603bdf054145dd958a4acc17b410fb62a0/release/release.conf.sample#L32
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > > Last I was aware, based on a patch sent to me privately, I believe, it
> > > > should work.
> > > >
> > > > Let me take a look.
> > > >
> > >
> > > Oh, wait.  Are you using 'make release' or release/release.sh?
> > >
> > 
> > I'm using release.sh.  I thought that was just a wrapper for "make
> > release".
> 
> It is, I just want to make sure I'm looking in the right place(s).
> 

Just on a hunch, could you try with adding INSTALLKERNEL="${KERNEL}" to
your release.conf?

I now seem to recall some weirdness with this, but the exact details
elude me at the moment.

Glen


Received on Wed Jul 28 2021 - 17:56:57 UTC

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