Subject: Re: 1.5_Beta on 3100/M76 and MVII (hare and tortoise syndrome)
To: NetBSD Bob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ken Wellsch <email@example.com>
Date: 10/26/2000 13:43:00
What if you take the GENERIC config file for 1.2 or 1.3 release, trim it
down the same, then use *exactly* the same config (or as close as you can
be if device names changed or something funky) for each successive release?
Also, if you have the hardware, why not, for speed sake, take a NetBSD/i386
box with today's "I can't find a new drive with less than 10+ Gb" and create
a netbootable flavour for each NetBSD/vax release?
I guess you'd have to add a few things back to the stripped kernel like NFS
to make netbooting a test option. What ever.
NetBSD Bob wrote:
> > > > OK, how stripped down should I make the ``GENERIC'' kernel for a
> > > > useful comparison on the MVII, for example?
> > >
> > > Look at a 1.4 and 1.3 GENERIC and try commenting out any
> > > device, filesystem, cpu type, or network protocol added since :)
> > What if he took a GENERIC from 1.2 or 1.3, custom stripped it down, then
> > carried it forward? I don't think a whole lot has changed, but I may be
> > out to lunch.
> I have that as this:
> # $NetBSD: GENERIC,v 1.45 1999/03/26 22:04:07 ragge Exp $
> # GENERIC VAX configuration file; MVII minimal only devices.