Subject: Re: kernels no longer buildable in isolation?
To: Nathan J. Williams <>
From: Lennart Augustsson <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 01/17/2005 15:55:27
In fact, you have always needed config(8) to build the
kernel, and it often changes with new kernel features.
So sys/ alone is not really a tradition.
(But I do agree with der Mouse that having a driver outside
sys/ is weird.)

	-- Lennart

Nathan J. Williams wrote:
> der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> writes:
>>This is not true of NetBSD/i386 2.0, and I think that's broken.  My
>>note was an attempt to find out whether NetBSD shares my opinion (in
>>which case I should send-pr this) or not (in which case I should just
>>write it off as another incident of NetBSD breaking traditional stuff,
>>and remember it for future reference).
> I don't think "you only need sys/" has ever been an explicit promise,
> so this would qualify as "breaking tradition" only, and I'm far from
> certain that the tradition exists anywhere outside your head.
>         - Nathan