Is it safe to interrupt (Ctrl + C) while building a port or kernel?

Conrad J. Sabatier conrads at
Thu Nov 3 22:24:23 UTC 2011

On Thu, 3 Nov 2011 13:48:47 -0500 (CDT)
Robert Bonomi <bonomi at> wrote:
> I am likely _not_ the typical user -- I run a monolithic kernel, with 
> everything I need 'compiled in'; *no* loadable modules.  Yeah, it can
> be a nuisance if I need something that isn't compiled in, but I don't
> get ny unexpected surprises.  It also does wonders as far as reducing
> the required 'root partition' size.  I run a 64mb(!!) partition, with
> less than 1/2 of it occupied by the system install.  With the running
> kernel, a copy of the prior running one as a fall-back, and a GENERIC
> for worst-case recovery.

If you don't use modules, why build them at all?  Just set
"NO_MODULES=yes" in /etc/make.conf and save yourself that much time.

Conrad J. Sabatier
conrads at

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