Subject: Re: 'nother idea: /kern/unix virtual file
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List: current-users
Date: 02/11/1994 00:03:57
First of all, nothing is going to be name `unix'.  That would be very
foolish considering the litigation between USL and BSDI over the use of
said trademark.  Secondly, we're not Unix; we're Unix-like.

Thirdly, this is not a general solution, as it doesn't deal at all with
the case of booting the kernel off, say, a floppy disk and then
mounting the root file system from some other device.

As it is, the symbol table is always loaded in at boot time.  Currently
it's thrown away early if DDB is not present, but there's no reason it
can't be kept around until kvm_mkdb is run.