Subject: Re: GENERIC kernel without COMPAT_NETBSD32 compilation failure
To: NetBSD amd64 <>
From: Nicolas Joly <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 04/29/2004 15:38:32
On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 04:01:43PM +0200, Matthias Drochner wrote:
> > The problem is that an amd64 kernel without COMPAT_NETBSD32 cannot
> > currently be compiled when other COMPAT_1x (x <= 6) are present.
> This is deliberate. COMPAT_16 doesn't make sense for amd64
> native code. It is only useful to express "allow NetBSD/i386-1.6
> binaries to run".
> I admit that a comment in GENERIC wouldn't do any harm:-)

Agreed. Such hidden dependencies should be documented somewhere.
Thanks for the explanation.

Nicolas Joly

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