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

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at
Sat Dec 2 12:50:05 PST 2006

On 12/2/06, Divacky Roman <xdivac02 at> wrote:
> 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)

I concur :-)

Thanks, Alexander!
Thanks, Kostik!

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