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

"Perry E. Metzger" wrote:

> David Laight <> writes:
> > 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.
> A version number gets displayed. We should probably be trying very
> hard to always update that version number when the sources get
> updated. Some automation of that might be in order.

"... when the sources get updated."?  Which sources?  The bootblocks
depend on their own particular sys/arch/<foo>/stand directory, but also
depend on libkern and libsa as well.  Sometimes you might want to know
if you have a particular bugfix from lib{kern,sa} - dumping each port's
bootblock's version number doesn't scale too well.

Hence my suggestion of adding the kernel version as well.  That doesn't
change each time a bug is fixed somewhere in sources used by the
bootblocks, but changes regularly enough that you a reasonably good
indication of what sources were used.


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