Subject: Re: vmstat, iostat etc no longer work?
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/12/1996 12:55:10
I like this idea a lot...

Curt Sampson writes:
> 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.
> 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? Then we just need to execute
> the following in /etc/rc after /var is mounted:
> 	rm -f /var/run/kernel
> 	if [ -n "`sysctl kern.hostname`" ]; then
> 	    ln -s `sysctl kern.hostname` /var/run/kernel
> 	fi
> cjs
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