Mark Kettenis <> wrote:

> > Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2023 23:19:30 +0000
> > From: Klemens Nanni <>
> > 
> > Does the tiny kexec kernel actually need network, bio(4) or HID devices?
> > octeon/BOOT does not have any of this.
> Well, we do need the USB keyboard stuff to allow users to type at the
> bootloader prompt no?  The USB mouse is clearly not needed, even on a
> RAMDISK kernel.  That's an oversight.


> I'm not sure about trimming the pseudo-device stuff.  The fact that
> you need that etherip line suggests that something is fishy.  I think
> I would keep the loop line instead since that is what we do on the
> floppy kernels for i386 and amd64.  The wsmux needs to be kept as well
> of course.

It suggests you are choosing some random network-device, to pull in the
network support.

When you delete stuff out of the kernel configuration, you are heading
towards configurations that *noone has ever tested*.

Do you really wish to be the first person to go there?  For a configuration
where it is almost impossible to collect meaningful debug information?
That doesn't seem sane.

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