[Bug 269762] config(8): DEBUG KERNELS section needs updating/removal

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Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2023 19:01:44 UTC

            Bug ID: 269762
           Summary: config(8): DEBUG KERNELS section needs
           Product: Documentation
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: Manual Pages
          Assignee: bugs@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: mhorne@freebsd.org
                CC: doc@FreeBSD.org

The text in this section has rotted quite a bit.
 - "building a debug kernel is not the default with FreeBSD" -- this is not
true even for GENERIC-NODEBUG. We always build with debugging symbols and strip
them to the separate kernel.debug
 - Various mentions of disk/memory usage are way too small and should be
 - We are too far into the present to be talking about "Traditional BSD
kernels" or 4.4BSD-Lite kernels in this page.

In my estimation, removal is more appropriate at this point. Even with
up-to-date information, I don't know how much value it really provides in this
era where kernel build/install is wrapped by buildkernel and installkernel.


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