svn commit: r216746 - head/sys/conf

Garrett Cooper gcooper at
Wed Dec 29 12:00:29 UTC 2010

On Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 9:31 AM, Warner Losh <imp at> wrote:
> On 12/27/2010 19:09, Steve Kargl wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 06:02:57PM -0800, Colin Percival wrote:
>>> On 12/27/10 17:59, Steve Kargl wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 11:52:40PM +0000, Colin Percival wrote:
>>>>>   Make it possible to specify WITHOUT_MODULES in a kernel config file.
>>>> Can you explain how this differs from
>>>> makeoptions     NO_MODULES
>>>> which has been able to do for years?
>>> NO_MODULES means what it says: No modules.
>>> WITHOUT_MODULES="foo bar baz" means "go ahead and build modules except
>>> for foo,
>>> bar, and baz".
>> Thanks.  The distincion wasn't clear from the commit log.
>> I read it as "Build a kernel WITHOUT building MODULES",
>> which is what NO_MODULES does.
> which is why I'd like to have its name changed: it is confusing this way...

    Wouldn't it be better to have MODULES_EXCLUDE and MODULES_INCLUDE
or something along those lines? MODULES_OVERRIDE doesn't really have a
nice clean antonym to go with it according to my friendly neighborhood

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