julian at elischer.org
Wed May 6 10:47:59 UTC 2009
Odhiambo ワシントン wrote:
> On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 8:21 PM, Julian Elischer <julian at elischer.org
> <mailto:julian at elischer.org>> wrote:
> The VIMAGE code is nearly all in the the kernel.
> One is now able to make VIMAGE kernels (add options VIMAGE)
> though they don't actually allow you to make multiple
> vimages instances yet..
> The VIMAGE option enables all the low level changes needed
> throughout the kernel.
> The VIMAGE_GLOBALS option basically sets thing sback to how they
> were before.
> Having neither (the default) gives a kernel that is a kind of hybrid.
> The Hybrid state is what will go forward as 'NON-VIMAGE' mode
> and the VIMAGE_GLOBALS mode will probably go away in time as
> it complicates the code.
> The aim of this mail is to ask people to try add the VIMAGE option
> to their regular kernels and try use them as you woudl normally.
> You will not yet be able to use any new VIMAGE features but we
> should be fully compatible with previous kernels.
> How do I use VIMAGE in 7.2-RELEASE? I'd like to play with the BIG boyz :)
VImage code is in -current (hence the -current mailing list)
so it is not in 7.2.
HOWEVER you can pick up 7.2(ish) kernel sourcce tree which will allow
you to substitute in a 7.2 VIMAGE kernel and play with it..
I'll let Marko give you the details.
> Best regards,
> Odhiambo WASHINGTON,
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