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 From:  Jim Gifford <baadpuppy at gmail dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  are the m0n0wall kernel patches "safe" in non-m0n0wall use?
 Date:  Sun, 5 Sep 2004 14:02:47 -0400
I find myself in the unfortunate position of having a network card
that m0n0wall doesn't support out of the box, so I need to build a new
kernel that has the ti(4) driver.  The card is a netgear GA620 fiber
gigabit card.

My only freebsd dev box happens to also be my primary DNS server and
web server for my domains, and is also one of the US mirrors for the
m0n0wall downloads.  Obviously, I don't want to break it.

Since m0n0wall is based on 4.10, I realize I need to update the box
from 4.9.  Since I'm going through the process to update (including a
buildworld) I thought it would be easier if the kernel I end up with
on that machine was identical to the one I need for my m0n0wall.  So,
I'm going through trying to make sure I build a m0n0wall friendly
kernel that won't break my production system.

Are the patches available from
http://m0n0.ch/wall/downloads/kernel-patches.tgz safe for a
non-m0n0wall system?

Thanks in advance,

PS, if ti(4) support could be included in future releases (I'm working
on the .iso and generic pc images myself), I would be appreciative, as
I don't really want to have to hack on m0n0wall for every new release
just to get my network card working...