If multiple kernels are being installed like this, eg KERNCONF="FOO BAR",
which of the two would be default during boot? FOO because it came first?
On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 2:05 PM, John Baldwin <j...@freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Saturday, May 07, 2016 06:50:05 AM David Wolfskill wrote:
> > [Recipient list trimmed a bit -- dhw]
> > I'm speaking up here because IIRC, I whined to Gleb at what I perceived
> > to be a POLA violation a while back....
> > On Sat, May 07, 2016 at 09:59:06AM +0200, Ben Woods wrote:
> > > On 7 May 2016 at 09:48, Ngie Cooper (yaneurabeya) <
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > glebius changed the defaults to fix POLA, but the naming per the
> > > > is confusing. Right now the behavior between ^/head and ^/stable/10
> > > > before/now match -- I just had to wrap my mind around the default
> being the
> > > > affirmative of a negative (i.e. only install one kernel, as opposed
> > > > install all extra kernels by default).
> > > > -Ngie
> > >
> > >
> > > Indeed, I am not sure I understand the POLA violation entirely
> > > the fact that this variable requires affirmation of a negative).
> > >
> > > If you list 2 kernels in the KERNCONF variable, why is it astonishing
> > > 2 kernels get installed? Even if the old behaviour was to only install
> > > kernel, if you are listing 2 kernels in KERNCONF presumably that is
> > > you want to install 2 kernels?
> > Errr... no: I don't. At least, not on the machine where I built them.
> Then don't pass them to 'installkernel'? That is, I think this makes sense
> if you want to build N kernels but only install 1:
> make buildkernel KERNCONF="FOO BAR BAZ"
> # only install the FOO kernel
> make installkernel KERNCONF="FOO"
> And then if you want to install multiple:
> # install both FOO and BAR kernels
> make installkernel KERNCONF="FOO BAR"
> The runaround seems to be whether this last case now should require
> explicit installkernel invocations which I find inconsistent since the
> stage doesn't. I would fully expect 'installkernel' to install all of the
> kernels listed in KERNCONF and would assume that it is up to the invoker to
> choose KERNCONF appropriately.
> John Baldwin
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