cvs commit: src/sys/modules Makefile src/sys/alpha/conf NOTES

Alexander Leidinger netchild at
Wed Sep 19 23:33:27 PDT 2007

netchild    2007-09-20 06:33:26 UTC

  FreeBSD src repository

  Modified files:        (Branch: RELENG_6)
    sys/modules          Makefile 
    sys/alpha/conf       NOTES 
  Disable the module building of the linux bits on alpha and remove them
  from the corresponding NOTES. [1]
  There's no corresponding linux_base in the Ports Collection since years,
  and no linux distribution which is up-to-date and suitable (security,
  widespread, ...) for us. The only complain regarding linux & alpha
  we got so far is that the linuxulator doesn't build anymore. This
  complaint came from wilko -- the alhpa-part of re@ -- only. As the
  alpha platform is dead (no support from the manufacturer / linux
  distributions) and deprecated (removed in -current) it was decided to
  disable the linux bits from the build instead of trying to fix the
  problems on alpha.
  The alpha parts in the source are not removed so far, in case there are
  1-2 people which actually still make use of this and are interested to
  use the linuxulator (and fix the problems). Additionally this prevents
  regressions on i386/amd64 when removing the alpha bits in shared code
  (the people which care about those code parts don't have enough time ATM
  to do extensive testing). This decission may be revisited at a later
  point in time.
  Discussed with: wilko [1]
  Revision    Changes    Path   +0 -7      src/sys/alpha/conf/NOTES
  1.450.2.33  +0 -3      src/sys/modules/Makefile

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