On Mon, Aug 28, 2000 at 06:29:21PM -0700, Brooks Davis wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 10:25:26AM +0930, Greg Lehey wrote:
> > At the very least, there appears to be confusion about how to use the
> > hints.  I can see two conflicting views here:
> > 
> > 1.  You must have a /boot/device.hints file, but it may be empty.
> This is minimally correct.  I.e. that's what the build system requires.
> This works if you build static hints into your kernel.

Please stop saying FUD.  The *INSTALL* system requires
/boot/device.hints.  The *BUILD* process does not.
> > 2.  You must have a /boot/device.hints file, and it must contain at
> >     least some entries.
> This is more correct.  The new world order says that hints are not in the
> kernel, instead they are loaded by the loader at boot time.

I would quite to so far.  I know many that will continue to compile
static hints into their kernels until that ability is removed.


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