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

Divacky Roman xdivac02 at
Sat Dec 2 12:42:53 PST 2006

On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 04:07:40PM +0100, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Hi,
> the linux module is now usable on amd64 (thanks to kib@ and his commit
> to the kernel linker in HEAD). 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.
> 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).

go for it... among other things this enables MUCH easier testing of
patches on amd64 for ordinary people (not having to reboot the system)


More information about the freebsd-amd64 mailing list