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Date:      Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:00:24 -0600
From:      Brandon J. Wandersee <brandon.wandersee@gmail.com>
To:        kpneal@pobox.com
Cc:        Georgi Manov <lobo1@abv.bg>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Kernel compile error
Message-ID:  <86si2zurif.fsf@WorkBox.Home>
In-Reply-To: <20151218201307.GB87773@neutralgood.org>
References:  <1171783145.1510695.1450455797069.JavaMail.apache@nm21.abv.bg> <20151218201307.GB87773@neutralgood.org>

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kpneal@pobox.com writes:

> Try compiling GENERIC first. Then remove one or two options and
> recompile. Repeat until satisfied.

While I second the spirit behind this, there are some shortcuts you can
take. If you don't have a RAID controller on your machine, for example,
you can just delete the lines for all the RAID drivers. It's when you
get to more nebulous-yet-vital stuff like network and disk drivers that
you'll want to be more careful.

It's still not a bad idea to build the GENERIC kernel, then build your
custom, uniquely named kernel afterward. This way you at least have a
backup GENERIC kernel at the ready if something goes even more wrong
than expected. ;)

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