cvs commit: src Makefile README

Wilko Bulte wb at
Wed Jun 21 22:13:31 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jun 21, 2006 at 04:07:06PM -0600, M. Warner Losh wrote..
> In message: <20060621.123456.232930587.imp at>
>             "M. Warner Losh" <imp at> writes:
> : In message: <200606211306.36770.jhb at>
> :             John Baldwin <jhb at> writes:
> : : The nature of the compromise over 'make world' was that rather than removing 
> : : the knob we'd leave it undocumented so that new users aren't tempted to use 
> : : it, but instead will revert to using buildworld/installworld as they ought to 
> : : if they get a failure running 'make world'.  If we are going to document the 
> : : knob and thus make it user-supported, we might as well remove it and just 
> : : make 'make world' user-supported.
> : 
> : The problem with making it 'user-supported' is that it really is a
> : dangerous tool for the normal user.  Sure, it mostly works, most of
> : the time, for most situations.  However, when it fails, it fails in an
> : unsafe way.  It fails in a way that can't be backed out from easily,
> : meaning someone will have to boot distribution media to back out to a
> : known good state.  These events are rare, but totally #@$@!!@@#$ the
> : user.
> : 
> : And we're back to the compromise that we had before...
> Unless we want to require I_KNOW_WORLD_CAN_HURT_ME instead of



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