dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Thu Aug 12 19:12:37 PDT 2004
:On Thursday 12 August 2004 21:52, Erik P. Skaalerud wrote:
:> >>What about creating a few kernel config files for common systems ?
:> >>NetBSD does something like that with GENERIC, LAPTOP, SMALL,...
:> > I much prefer the OpenBSD approach. OpenBSD ships GENERIC only (although
:> > there are alternate config files present in the source distribution).
:> I have to agree on this, OpenBSD is very nice when it comes to
:> supporting just about any hardware out-of-the-box.
:> Matt, could you consider having a kernel like this on the ISO images? It
:> cant hurt any, except a few extra MB's in uncompressed state.
:Wait, OpenBSD does NOT support kernel modules !!!
:So DF can still keep a GENERIC kernel like FreeBSD, but it would be usefull to
:have some special config files already in the tree like NetBSD does.
Generally speaking the only thing that is not loadable is SMP support.
Everything else is either built into the kernel or available as a module
on the CD. You can pretty much do anything with the live CD that you
can do on a normal system.
While I am not against adding additional kernel configurations in
/usr/src/sys/i386/conf, I don't see any pressing need to have them
either. Eventually we will fold in the SMP/APIC support just as
FreeBSD-5 has and that will take care of the SMP-on-CD issue (but it
isn't high priority).
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