Subject: Re: X problems
To: None <,>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/22/1993 19:02:35
>    (GRRR!  Has anyone considered porting (or
>    reimplementing) CMU's table() system call to end that foolishness?) 
> There's an alternate approach which is probably less drastic, which is
> for the boot program to pass the pathname of the kernel to the kernel
> when it starts; the kernel can pass this to init, and init can pass it
> to /etc/rc, which can use it for the kvm_mkdb stuff...
> 				- Bill

This has some problems.

Consider the case where you boot a kernel from a device that isn't the
root device (e.g. a partition that's only optionally mounted).

You could also boot a kernel from a device that isn't even supported by
this kernel.
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