Subject: Re: Issue with /usr/src/sys/arch/i386/stand/lib/gatea20.c
To: Gavan Fantom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 06/21/2005 22:59:34
In message <42B8D1F2.firstname.lastname@example.org>, Gavan Fantom writes:
>Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>> Marcin Jessa <email@example.com> 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
>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, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb