On Fri, 16 Jun 2000, Peter Wemm wrote:

> Chia-liang Kao wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Is there anyway to put the device.hint stuff into kernel nevertheless?
> > My diskless box fetches the kernel would know nothing about things reside
> > in device.hint.
> That is what the hints directive is for.
> you could create a file "diskless.hints" and add the line to your config
> file:
>   hints "/wherever/diskless.hints"
> and the contents of that file would be statically compiled in.  You can still
> override them at boot time if you wish, but the basic set will be there.
> This is what GENERIC does right now.  It compiles GENERIC.hints straight in.
> (see hints.c in compile/YOURKERNEL)

This thread is long, so maybe I missed something.. Can we have the *.hints
file loadable as a module of some special type (like kernel.conf), and
searched for during configuration like userconfig did?

Andrzej Bialecki

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