Subject: port-amiga/2355: 'options INSECURE' not listed in GENERIC
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Donald J. Maddox <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/28/1996 15:20:52
>Number:         2355
>Category:       port-amiga
>Synopsis:       GENERIC does not list 'options INSECURE'
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    gnats-admin (GNATS administrator)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Apr 29 16:05:01 1996
>Originator:     Donald J. Maddox
                                          Donald J. Maddox
>Release:        1.1
System: NetBSD 1.1B NetBSD 1.1B (RHIANNON) #27: Sat Apr 27 17:48:59 EDT 1996 amiga
Architecture: amiga


	The GENERIC configuration says that it contains all possible 
options, but 'options INSECURE' is not listed.  This is a fairly serious 
problem because if one tries to load an lkm (for example, the amiga audio 
driver lkm) on a running system using a kernel compiled without 'options 
INSECURE', it will fail in a way that is totally inexplicable if you are 
not aware of this option's existence and purpose.



	The following patch will at least serve to document the existence 
of the 'INSECURE' option:

*** GENERIC.orig	Sun Apr 28 14:53:21 1996
--- GENERIC	Sun Apr 28 14:57:26 1996
*** 88,93 ****
--- 88,94 ----
  options		GENERIC		# Mini-root boot support
  options		LKM		# Loadable kernel modules
  options		"NKMEMCLUSTERS=256"	# Size of kernel malloc area
+ #options		INSECURE	# Allow loading lkm's at runlevel > 0
  # Misc. debuging options