Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Tue Nov 8 18:05:21 UTC 2011

On Nov 8, 2011, at 7:52 AM, O. Hartmann wrote:

> Am 11/08/11 14:31, schrieb Chuck Burns:
>> On Tuesday, November 08, 2011 02:12:58 PM Niclas Zeising wrote:
>>> From my understanding of things, the DEFAULTS kernel configuration file
>>> is automatically included into the build by config(8). There is no need
>>> to include it into the generic using the "include" statement. It was
>>> first added 6 years ago, on October 27 2005.
>>> Regards!
>> Not sure if you already know this, or not but another thing to keep in mind, 
>> if a module is not mentioned, or is commented out, then it will still be 
>> built, just not included into the monolithic kernel.
>> If you were already aware of this, then my apologies.
>> Chuck
> Hello.
> well, I'm aware of that, but it doesn't matter. As long as I do not use
> a broken or commented out module, it is all right.
> I was a little bit surprised having options already set I never set in
> the usual config file named after the host's name or GENERIC.
> And for FBSD 10.0/amd64, it has been started to use a VFS-option for
> loading thread safe filesystems.

I've never liked that DEFAULTS is magically invisible.  I know that the intention was to keep users from shooting their feet off by accidentally excluding it from their configs, but I think it creates more confusion that it solves.


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