Subject: Re: vmstat, iostat etc no longer work?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Robert Black <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/18/1996 14:19:12
On Nov 17, 11:50am, der Mouse wrote:
> Subject: Re: vmstat, iostat etc no longer work?
> >> It's possible in some ports (such as the alpha) to get the name of
> >> the loaded kernel.
> > Huh?  It's possible on _every_ port -- just pass it in to the booted
> > kernel.
> Well, possible on every port that has its own bootblocks.  (Which
> currently is all the ports, isn't it?)
> However, that name may not be useful.  It may be on a filesystem the
> kernel doesn't grok, it may be on a floppy that's not even in the drive
> any longer...doesn't some port (Mac? Amiga?) load the kernel from a
> native filesystem file instead of from a UFS/NFS/etc filesystem file?

Such as the arm32 port for instance where there is no NetBSD support for the
Acorn ADFS filesystem.


Rob Black