Subject: Re: union filesystem problems
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/11/1999 22:55:43
Bill Sommerfeld <> writes:
> random musing time:
> sys/arch/port/conf/ALL should perhaps include sys/conf/ALL
> sys/arch/port/conf/GENERIC should perhaps include sys/conf/GENERIC
> so that truly MI options would be uniform across ports.
> of course, one would then need some sort of "remove" or "delete"
> config keyword..
> I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this sort of thing...

As noted previously, and for additional reasons pointed out by Matt
(regarding the pmax config files), I think this is broken:

* the options may be (mostly) MI, but not supported on all platforms.
You then have to resort to the 'old' way of doing things for those

* just because an option is MI and useful for GENERIC in some (or even
most) ports doesn't meant that it's useful in all.

* it's bloody annoying to have to hunt through N included files to
figure out what's going on.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.