In message: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Andrew Gallatin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: : : John Baldwin writes: : > : > No, generic modules would always work with all kernels except for : > exceptional cases like PAE (unavoidable, really), and MUTEX_PROFILING : > (this is a debugging thing, so ISV's wouldn't need to ship modules : > with that turned on). All this would add is the ability to build : > modules optimized for your current kernel. If this is not super : > desired (which I wouldn't mind), then I think we should take the : > modules out of /boot/kernel and put them in /boot/modules or some such. : > I do want to get the metadata down to one copy somehow though. : : YES! YES! I'd be very much in favor of totally decoupling the : modules from the kernel. : : In fact, once we've done that, we can move the kernel back to /kernel : where it belongs, and /boot/modules can become /modules ;)
That would be somewhat difficult. It would make it a lot harder to keep a 2 or 4 week old kernel around for testing since you couldn't load current modules with an old kernel (generally, but sometimes it works). Warner _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"