cvs commit: src/release Makefile

Scott Long scottl at
Sat Mar 11 01:16:01 UTC 2006

Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
> This talk of KERNELS reminds me of a patchset I've had for quite a
> while.
> Currently, 'make buildkernel' builds all the kernels you list in
> KERNCONF, but installs only one, to /boot/kernel.  I've patched my
> tree so it installs all of them into /boot/${KERN_IDENT}.  The reason
> why I haven't committed this is that I want the loader to present a
> list of kernels at boot time, and I don't know enough Forth to
> implement that myself.
> Ideally, the loader would grep each kernel and display its version
> string in the menu; and there would be an rc.d script that links
> /boot/kernel to $(dirname $(sysctl -n kern.bootfile)) so things like
> zsh's kldload argument completion still work.

Dan Sobral and I have talked about exactly this in the past.  What you
want to do is merge libregex into the loader and add the calling shims
so that it can be accessd as 4th words.  It's actually a lot easier than
it sounds, but I haven't had the time or motivation to try.  Once that's
done, you'll be able to easily read directories and search for name
patterns to use.


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