Subject: Re: panic: ptdi %x
To: Erik M. Theisen <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@UX2.SP.CS.CMU.EDU>
List: current-users
Date: 03/20/1996 07:47:12
> I think some platforms would have a very tough time passing in the
> kernel name as their loaders are firmware.  Maybe this could be
> circumvented by an intermediary loader.  The intermediary loader
> could do other things as well, such as loading a kernel that's in a
> different OMF than the firmware loader expects (ELF on Suns,
> Alphas, and MIPS).  Yes, I know, got off on a tangent. :)

I'm not aware of _any_ platform on which NetBSD is loaded directly by
the firmware.  On some, it can sometimes use the native boot blocks,
but that's a much different thing.

> >The only question then is how to pass the image to mount_kernfs....
> Easy, once you know the name of the loaded kernel.

Oh, yeah, and you know that it's not been moved since booted.