Subject: Re: uname fails with BSDI netscape
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/15/1996 12:00:33
>Date: Sun, 14 Jan 1996 20:48:18 -0800
>From: "Michael L. VanLoon --" <>

>Does anyone know why the BSDI version of netscape reports that uname
>fails when trying to figure out what system it's running on, when
>running it on NetBSD (1.1)?

BSDI 1.1 used the COMPAT43 ogetsysinfo() (not sure about that name)
syscall in their uname() implementation.  The BSDI libc code for
uname() passes an argument that our ogetsysinfo() doesn't support, so
it fails.
Mike Long <> 
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