small heads-up: Syncing amd64 GENERIC with i386 GENERIC (removing LINUX stuff)

Boris Samorodov bsam at
Sat Dec 2 11:43:04 PST 2006

On Sat, 2 Dec 2006 16:07:40 +0100 Alexander Leidinger wrote:

> the linux module is now usable on amd64 (thanks to kib@ and his commit
> to the kernel linker in HEAD). 

Cvsupped a couple of hours ago my amd64-current, rebuilt/reinstalled
world/kernel. The kernel is GENERIC without COMPAT_LINUX32, LINPROCFS,
LINSYSFS. But linux.ko hadn't been built. Should I cvsup once more or
did I miss something?

I'd tested kib@ patches (about two weeks ago) and noticed that linux
kernel module can't be unloaded _after_ mounting/unmounting linprocfs,
linsysfs or linux devfs. Can anybody confirm?

> I now want to sync amd64 GENERIC
> with i386 GENERIC. This means removing the linux stuff from amd64
> GENERIC. Anyone using the GENERIC kernel on amd64 would have to load
> the modules, e.g., in loader.conf, like everyone else on i386.

Quite reasonable.

> While all involved people agree with me, the consensus was to give
> people a chance to provide *strong* reasons to not do it.

> If some committers give a "go ahead" or "no objection" I will do this
> tomorrow, else I will wait some days (3-6).

No objection from my part (though I'm only a ports committer).
Thanks for taking care of it.

Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, The Power To Serve

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