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config(8): Correct the mentioned paper in the SEE ALSO section

Authored by gbe on Apr 11 2021, 10:52 AM.



FreeBSD's version of the config(8) utility is based on 4.3BSD not
4.4BSD. So correct the mentioned paper in the SEE ALSO section.

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gbe requested review of this revision.Apr 11 2021, 10:52 AM
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This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Apr 11 2021, 8:01 PM

So 4.4BSD had two config programs: config and
I'd thought the 4.4BSD SMM referenced the latter, not the former, when I asked for this change. I was wrong.
In talking about config programs, is often referred to as the 4.4 config and the other config as the 4.3 config.
Our config is based off config from the 4.4BSD tape, which is 4.3BSD Reno config with i386 support added.
Chris Torek has a paper on that I'd read years ago, and I'd assumed that was in the 4.4BSD SMM, but my mistake was in not checking.