buildkernel not honoring WITH_MODULES from make.conf ? (was: Re: Quick build of stripped-down kernel)

Terrence Koeman terrence at
Fri Nov 25 18:43:15 UTC 2011

On Fri, 25 Nov 2011 at 19:27:54, Damien Fleuriot wrote:

> On 11/24/11 4:17 PM, b. f. wrote:
>> If you are going to build most of the modules, but only want to exclude
>> a few, then add the directories of the modules to be excluded (relative
>> to /usr/src/sys/modules) to WITHOUT_MODULES, for example in
>> /etc/make.conf. If you are only going to build a few modules, and want
>> to exclude the majority of the modules, then add the directories of the
>> modules that are to be built to MODULES_OVERRIDE.  For no modules at
>> all, set NO_MODULES.  See /usr/src/sys/modules/Makefile and
>> /usr/src/sys/conf/ for details. You may also save some time
>> by using one of your faster machines to build the OS for the slower
>> machines.
>> b.
> Have I misunderstood WITH_MODULES' use ?

The answer is in the post you quoted: use MODULES_OVERRIDE.

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