Trimming the default /boot/device.hints

M. Warner Losh imp at
Tue Jan 27 22:45:17 PST 2009

In message: <20090126220229.GR5889 at>
            Alfred Perlstein <alfred at> writes:
: * John Baldwin <jhb at> [090126 13:57] wrote:
: > On Monday 26 January 2009 3:38:24 pm Alfred Perlstein wrote:
: > > There's no way to conditionally include them based on if
: > > ISA is present?
: > 
: > No, but I dare you to show me a box with ISA expansion slots that you plan to 
: > run 8.0 on. :)  Or rather, I dare you to show me _enough_ of said boxes to 
: > where removing these hints from the default set will inconvenience more users 
: > than the folks having their ethernet come up as le1 in vmware guests. :)
: I agree with you, I was just wondering if it was just a matter of
: a few lines of code somehow so that some enthusiast who wants to play
: with FreeBSD on some old piece of junk doesn't get some cryptic
: error that sort of reduces them to "toggling in load.conf tunables
: at the console". :)

They'll get nothing.


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