Subject: i386/22616 - make CDs with verbose kernels
To: None <>
From: John Nemeth <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/07/2004 04:12:48
     Some time ago, I submitted PR# i386/22616.  The gist of this PR is
that it creates a new floppy image to be used on CDs which has a bunch
of verbose options turned on.  I did this because I like to use NetBSD
CDs to find out what is in a machine and it can be useful to see if
NetBSD knows about all the devices in the machine.  I figure that
pretty much all i386 machines that are capable of booting from a CD can
handle the larger kernel.  I was wondering if there was any chance of
having this change made for 2.0?  The PR has a complete patch to
implement the change (I'll send an updated patch in a few minutes).
I've built and used a bunch of these images without any problem and
find it really nice to have all devices fully identified at install
time (even if some aren't used, i.e. sound cards).

     I sent this note to current-users instead of port-i386 because I
was thinking this change might be nice for other platforms as well,
i.e. sparc64, ia64, alpha, macppc, etc.