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Re: Path to kmods

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 01:13:23PM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Nov 2008, Andrew Doran wrote:
> >>So, I wonder if we should change /netbsd to a directory that has the
> >>actual kernel plus the modules that are associated with that specific
> >>(actual) kernel.
> >
> >The problem with this proprosal is that it espouses the notion that modules
> >are tied to a specific kernel.
> >
> >It's possible that Linux and FreeBSD work this way - I don't know. In our
> >case, kernel modules are not tied to a specific kernel compliation. A great
> >deal of work has been done over the last 2.5 years to make that the case.
> The situation that I have in mind is: take a kernel at point t, and at 
> point t+2.5 years - will your statement still be true? The scenario that I 
> have in mind is testing a new kernel, e.g. for system upgrades. (I still 
> have 2.0 systems here, that I may want to update to 5.0 when it's out...)

The path is keyed on __NetBSD_Version__ so this is not a problem.


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