Subject: Re: Dumping autoconf info from DDB
To: Todd Whitesel <>
From: Warner Losh <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/07/2000 02:16:25
In message <> Todd Whitesel writes:
: When you're doing your first install, you don't have the ability to
: compile kernels.

I know that FreeBSD's userconfig feature has saved many many many
problems with problem devices, especially ed0 compatible cards not at
the default address, the ability to disable devices on the fly, etc.
It is a total hack, and isn't very orthogonal (eg isa devices are
treated more specially than they should be), but it does solve the
problem well from a user's point of view.