Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/sys
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/06/2004 20:49:39
In article <21266.1102364952@munnari.OZ.AU>,
Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU> wrote:
>    Date:        Sat,  4 Dec 2004 16:10:25 +0000 (UTC)
>    From:        Peter Postma <>
>    Message-ID:  <>
>  | Log Message:
>  | Convert lo(4) to a clonable device.
>Now this is done, can we rid NetBSD or "pseudo-device loop" from
>all of the kernel config files?
>It has never been an option (it isn't possible to build a kernel
>that works without the loop pseudo-device) - the config line's
>only previous purpose was to say how many loN devices the kernel
>should come pre-configured with.    That's no longer necessary
>I assume.
>So, let's just delete the thing (perhaps if it is easy, leave it as a
>no-op in config files so including it is harmless, but not required,
>just for compatability with old files).

Yes, we should and we will. I am just waiting for the rest of the
needs-count devices to become cloners and then we are going to make
a pass to clean up all the config files...