cvs commit: src/sys/amd64/conf GENERIC src/sys/i386/conf GENERIC src/sys/ia64/conf GENERIC src/sys/pc98/conf GENERIC src/sys/powerpc/conf GENERIC src/sys/sparc64/conf GENERIC src/sys/sun4v/conf GENERIC

Tom Rhodes trhodes at
Wed Feb 28 04:32:28 UTC 2007

On Tue, 27 Feb 2007 13:17:21 -0600
Brooks Davis <brooks at> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 27, 2007 at 10:16:16AM -0800, mjacob at wrote:
> > 
> > I'm inclined to agree with Dag-Erling here. Originally I was 
> > pretty happy that this got turned on automatically, but on the whole I 
> > think the points made are good ones.
> I've reread Dag-Erling's post and I still don't agree that it should be
> removed, but since this seems to be the consensus I'll wait few more
> hours to see if that changes and then remove it until something is done
> to prevent problems with duplicate labels.
> The basic reason I don't agree is that it requires effort to trip over
> this bug.  In no circumstance what to so ever will simply having this
> option in your kernel cause any harm.  Only if you add entries to your
> fstab will problems occur.  I don't see how not putting it in GENERIC
> will fix this pilot error.  Using labels in sysinstall is obviously
> premature, but letting people use them a bit more seems like a very good
> idea. :(

I'm not using glabel(8), but perhaps a warning in GENERIC about
the issue is worthy.  Mainly because I agree that exposure is
nice but users definitely deserve a warning.

Tom Rhodes

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