On 22-Jan-01 Warner Losh wrote:
> In message <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Mike Meyer writes:
>: Warner Losh <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> types:
>: > It is in the handbook, and has been for some time.  I'm reviewing the
>: > recent KERNEL -> KERNCONF changes to make sure that they make it into
>: > the handbook properly (I assume there will be a MFC in a few days,
>: > since putting KERNEL in /etc/make.conf is a setup for disaster right
>: > now).
>: Could you also make sure it makes it into /etc/defaults/make.conf
>: (KERNEL isn't mentioned there at all) and make.conf(5)?
> That's really Peter's job since he made the change without any lead
> time at all to resolve issues like this.  I'll see what I can do to
> backstop things, but it really isn't my baby.  When people change
> things that have impact in different parts of the whole tree, they
> should be the ones to make the changes to those different parts of the
> tree, or at least submit patches to the maintainers of those parts of
> the tree.

Erm, if it wasn't documented in the first place, making a change doesn't
put the burden of documenting the old behavior on the person making the change.
Are there any kernel manpages for all of the oldcard and newcard API's floating
around btw?  (As an example.)  I agree it should be documented, but just
because Peter made the change doesn't mean that the onus that the people who
originally did buildkernel didn't bother to document it in places like
make.conf(5) should fall on Peter.

> Warner


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