Subject: Re: vmstat, iostat etc no longer work?
To: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/12/1996 14:59:55
Wolfgang Solfrank writes:
> > 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:
> Note that there are situations where the device the kernel came from isn't
> available to the kernel.  Like booting from floppy and switching disks after
> loading the kernel.  Or booting the kernel from a device the kernel doesn't
> have a driver for.

Solving 80% of the problem, in this case, is a win (or at least so I