Excerpts from FreeBSD-Hackers: 23-Nov-98 Re: FreeBSD on i386 memory ..
by Marius Bendiksen@scancal
>>It would require changing libc to read the kernel config file. Do we
>>really want to mess with this?
>Unless it adds too much complexity, I'd say 'yes'.
>A major strength of FreeBSD is its speed. Increasing its speed, and ability
>to specificially utilize your platform, would widen our lead.
Might it be better to add a new option to make.conf? If I'm following
things correctly how would the libc makefile be able to dermine which
config file is in use on the machine (read out out of the dmesgs?)
What if the build machine is building world to then be exported to a
slower machine for the installworld - something that I do very often and
has obvious benefits.
I definitely agree the hooks should exist, making it easilly tweekable
is important, though. If it is made default an obvious warning should
be printed out in make-world noting that the libc generated will not
work on pre-Pentium/XXX machines.
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