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Re: kern/41668: MONOLITHIC should probably also be included in HEAD builds

> On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, wrote:
> However, -current is not a release, and we don't have a good way of
> updating modules at the same time as updating a kernel, so the risk
> of module mismatches is still much too high for comfort.  I can see
> that the decision to migrate to modular kernels has been made, even if
> I don't like it, and it's fine to remove the MONOLITHIC kernel from
> the default build of netbsd-6 when that is branched.  But please keep
> MONOLITHIC in -current, at least until such time as people are no longer
> afraid of getting hurt by a modular kernel with missing or mismatched
> modules.

Thank goodness for a bit of sanity!  I wholeheartedly agree with this.  I
track -current lazily on a handful of systems, and until there's
resolution to the mismatched/broken module issue I really don't fathom how
NetBSD can start the slow path toward deprecating non-modular kernels
(which, let's not fool anyone, what not building MONOLITHIC by default in
-current is a step towards).

Please, let's keep non-modular kernels working by making sure they get
built regularly.


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