svn commit: r344418 - stable/11

Kyle Evans kevans at
Thu Feb 21 03:48:41 UTC 2019

Author: kevans
Date: Thu Feb 21 03:48:39 2019
New Revision: 344418

  Direct commit for post-mortem UPDATING update regarding lualoader
  Indicate that it's been merged (after some delay since lua came back to this
  branch) and how one can test lua, both by swapping build knobs and creating
  links in /boot.


Modified: stable/11/UPDATING
--- stable/11/UPDATING	Thu Feb 21 03:39:51 2019	(r344417)
+++ stable/11/UPDATING	Thu Feb 21 03:48:39 2019	(r344418)
@@ -17,6 +17,20 @@ the tip of head, and then rebuild without this option.
 from older version of current across the gcc/clang cutover is a bit fragile.
+	Co-existance for Forth and Lua interpreters in bootloaders has now been
+	merged to ease testing of lualoader.  LOADER_DEFAULT_INTERP, documented
+	in build(7), may be used to control which interpreter flavor is used in
+	the default loader to be installed.  For systems where Lua and Forth
+	coexist, this switch can also be made on a running system by creating a
+	link from /boot/loader_${flavor}{,efi} to /boot/loader{,.efi} rather
+	than requiring a rebuild.
+	The default flavor in this branch will remain Forth.  As indicated in
+	the 20190216 UPDATING entry, booting is a complex environment; it would
+	be prudent to assume that lualoader may not work for your setup and make
+	provisions for backup boot methods.
 	zfsloader's functionality has now been folded into loader.
 	zfsloader is no longer necesasary once you've updated your
 	boot blocks. For a transition period, we will install a

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