DragonFly users List (threaded) for 2005-03
Re: GENERIC - Raising the bar
Adrian Nida wrote:
Garance A Drosihn wrote:
Note that FreeBSD 5.x and 6.x do not include the 386 code in
the default GENERIC kernel. The installer CD might be compiled
with "cpu I386_CPU" included, but the GENERIC kernel does not...
Just curious, here.
What would be the harm in having GENERIC.386, GENERIC.486, etc. and then
programmatically setting up GENERIC as a symlink to the one closest
matching the hardware?
P.S. Garance, sorry for the duplication, I just switched to Thunder
Bird, and am still adjusting.
(My) goal is to simply drop the work entailed to try to preserve
*at any point* with aging, and increasingly very rare, hardware.
The world has long-since moved on, and the *N*X'es in general
are carrying far too much legacy baggage - CPU's perhaps not even the
Cleaning house - as has been going on with code safety and style -
can have a benefical 'ripple' effect...
Otherwise, we are like the government employee told to destroy obsolete
Who made a Xerox of each page as he went ...just in case.... ;-)