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Re: CVS commit: src/sys/arch/i386/stand

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 09:29:37PM +0000, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> Module Name:  src
> Committed By: perry
> Date:         Tue Jul 15 21:29:37 UTC 2008
> Modified Files:
>       src/sys/arch/i386/stand/boot: boot2.c
>       src/sys/arch/i386/stand/dosboot: main.c
>       src/sys/arch/i386/stand/netboot: main.c
>       src/sys/arch/i386/stand/pxeboot: main.c
> Log Message:
> Change the x86 boot blocks so they don't include builder login and date.
> For now, we include kernel revision as a way of allowing users to
> notice that boot blocks have gotten very old, so the first line of the
> printout looks like this (depending on the particular block):
>   >> NetBSD/x86 BIOS Boot, Revision 3.4 (from NetBSD 5.0)
> This may be changed a bit pending feedback. (Some people think that
> the kernel revision shouldn't be there at all, for example.)

The problem here is that the bootcode doesn't have the #ident info
in it, so it becomes almost impossibly to determine which version
is actually in use.
The date/time gives a very good indication of which sources are were used.


David Laight:

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