[DragonFlyBSD - Bug #2141] loader and/or documentation broken

Samuel J. Greear via Redmine bugtracker-admin at leaf.dragonflybsd.org
Fri Jan 20 10:51:53 PST 2012

Issue #2141 has been updated by Samuel J. Greear.

> After release I might fix loader to remove this confusing
> (schizophrenic ?) facility that a variable can have two instances with 
> different value; I see no use for it.

Seeing as the next release is a .0, I would like to see this done (if you have the time).
Bug #2141: loader and/or documentation broken

Author: Samuel J. Greear
Status: New
Priority: Urgent
Target version: 

For example,

     The ehci driver is automatically loaded upon boot.  To disable this
     behavior temporarily, the ehci_load variable can be unset at the loader
     prompt (see loader(8)).  To disable it permanently, the
     hint.ehci.0.disabled tunable can be set to 1 in /boot/loader.conf.

But when operating from the loader prompt the ehci_load variable has no effect 
at all, it seems to only be checked from the menu, which is useless if you are 
operating from the prompt.

This is confusing at best, but I am leaning more towards steaming pile. The 
loader or the documentation needs to be reworked.

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