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re: install/41117: ddb.onpanic=0 in default sysctl.conf(5) could cause error
The following reply was made to PR install/41117; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: matthew green <mrg%eterna.com.au@localhost>
To: christos%zoulas.com@localhost (Christos Zoulas)
Cc: gnats-bugs%NetBSD.org@localhost, install-manager%netbsd.org@localhost,
Subject: re: install/41117: ddb.onpanic=0 in default sysctl.conf(5) could cause
Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2009 08:45:44 +1100
| There are several suggestions in source-changes-d thread:
| - add an option to sysctl(8) to ignore error
| - introduce a new syntax for sysctl(8) to see if the specified node is
| But for 5.0 release, we might need simpler workaround.
| (adding a dummy ddb.onpanic stub for !DDB case in some source?)
It is simpler and adds consistency to add ddb to the sparc kernel.
that's not enough. there are a bunch of ports that don't have
DDB enabled by default. and i don't see why they should be
forced to... make the sysctl.conf handling smarter.
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