Subject: Re: Issue with /usr/src/sys/arch/i386/stand/lib/gatea20.c
To: Gavan Fantom <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-embed
Date: 06/21/2005 22:59:34
In message <>, Gavan Fantom writes:
>Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> Marcin Jessa <> writes:
>>>On FreeBSD it's enough to remove keyboard support from the kernel to
>>>be able to boot devices that do not have it.
>> That's probably not quite the right way to do it. We'd like GENERIC to
>> work on such devices as well. The right thing is probably to do some
>> sort of probe to determine if the A20 hack is impossible before trying
>> it.
>If this probe proves tricky, it may be worth adding a config option here.

Or maybe something for userconf(4) or earlier?

		--Steven M. Bellovin,