Subject: Re: kernel & libkvm [was IIci success]
To: Ty Sarna <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
Date: 01/11/1996 06:16:03
>It'd also provide a place to put something like a /kern/dev directory,
>where lkm (auto?-)loaded drivers, which may be at different major (even
>minor?) device numbers at different times could register device nodes.
>I'm not suggesting that EVERY driver necessarily do that, like
>you-know-who, but for at least some types of drivers it'd be really
Why not? Having a /dev which configures itself sounds like a handy
feature to me.
>Also, I would like to see a /kern/systype entry and kern.systype sysctl
>with an AFS-compatible system name (i386_nbsd11, etc) *EVEN IF* we never
>get @names in the filesystem. It's still useful for other things, and
>it's nice to have readily availible.
I still want to have @sys processing. But naming the different archs
now would simplify many things, like having a common name for
installation programs to use. This should also be sysctl gettable, so
/kern isn't needed to get the standard system name.
Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org> NetBSD is the way to go!
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