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Re: Backporting DFly patches to FreeBSD?

From: walt <wa1ter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2005 11:23:07 -0800

On Sun, 20 Feb 2005, Devon H. O'Dell wrote:

> Our boot code also has a strange bug in GCC 3, for some reason.
> Considering that's the compiler used in 6-CURRENT and 5-STABLE, I don't
> think it's a very wise idea to backport it at the moment...

I recognize that your response addresses concerns that are far larger
than the scope of my original post -- but just to address the technical
concerns (leaving aside politics):  the DFly patch to /boot/loader


applies cleanly to the original FBSD code and compiles and works well on
FBSD-current.  I believe that the gcc3 problem you refer to was with the
bootblock code, not with /boot/loader.  (This patch affects only the i386
architecture, BTW.)

I picked out this specific patch because I now run both DFly and FBSD
from extended(logical) rather than primary(DOS) partitions and it's mildly
annoying to fix /boot/loader after rebuilding FBSD.  But I'll survive ;o)

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