cvs commit: src/sys/i386/conf DEFAULTS GENERIC

Ceri Davies ceri at
Sun Oct 30 02:56:49 PST 2005

On Sat, Oct 29, 2005 at 11:21:48PM -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 27, 2005 at 05:34:35PM +0000, John Baldwin wrote:
> > jhb         2005-10-27 17:34:35 UTC
> > 
> >   FreeBSD src repository
> > 
> >   Modified files:
> >     sys/i386/conf        GENERIC 
> >   Added files:
> >     sys/i386/conf        DEFAULTS 
> >   Log:
> >   Create a default kernel config for i386 and move 'device isa' and
> >   'device npx' (both of which aren't really optional right now) and
> >   'device io' and 'device mem' (to preserve POLA for 4.x users upgrading
> >   to 6.0) from GENERIC into DEFAULTS.
> I may be missing something.  I don't quite follow the benefit of the new
> 'DEFAULTS' file.  I'm also curious why we don't explicitly 'include'
> DEFAULTS in GENERIC vs. the new automagic include feature.

I was also confused by that.  There are also no warnings if DEFAULTS is
missing, which means that by removing a seemingly unrelated file I get a
different (read: useless to me) kernel.  Does INCLUDE_CONFIG_FILE show
the contents of DEFAULTS as well?

Perhaps we can move to requiring an explicit "include" in -HEAD?  This
should alleviate most of my concerns (except the INCLUDE_CONFIG_FILE

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm
not sure about the former.			  -- Einstein (attrib.)
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