Subject: Re: Share common code/data across ports?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 01/11/1997 12:46:43
> Wouldn't you normally specify a "raw device" to mount with a given
> file system? i.e.,
> mount -t kernfs /var/crash/netbsd.0.core /mnt/kern
> or whatnot?
> (Typical would be "/dev/kmem".)
Conceptually, I really like this. In practice, it's quite another
story, because it means either putting much/most of libkvm into the
kernel kernfs code or else making the kernel part of kernfs just a stub
that talks to a user-land daemon, somewhat akin to the portal fs.
Though it seems to me that it'd be harder to do for /proc, since the
"files" in /proc support a lot more than the "files" in /kern do. And
/proc was the one under discussion.
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