Subject: Re: vmstat, iostat etc no longer work?
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/12/1996 11:56:10
>Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 00:26:48 -0800 (PST)
>From: Curt Sampson <>
>On Mon, 11 Nov 1996, Greg Hudson wrote:
>> At least one core team member (mycroft) has expressed support for the
>> idea that the kernel should always keep the symbol table in core...
>Ouch! My Sun 3/50 would not like that in the slightest.

Even if it was marked pageable?

>It's possible in some ports (such as the alpha) to get the name of
>the loaded kernel. In others, such as the i386, it may be possible
>for the boot loader to pass this on to the kernel. Why not have a
>new sysctl variable, kern.filename or whatever, that contains the
>filename that the kernel was loaded from?

1) How would this work in a diskless system?

2) This will break if the kernel is moved, but in that respect it's
   the same as the current method.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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