Subject: Re: /kern/kernel
To: Guenther Grau <Guenther.Grau@bk.bosch.de>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/14/1998 10:21:10
On Mon, 14 Sep 1998, Guenther Grau wrote:
: > No. Swap is no longer configured at kernel boot time; it is configured as
: > part of the bootup /etc/rc. And that initial boot Must work in order to get
: > the swap configured.
: How about a sysctl that can be issued to page the symbols to
: the swapspace, as soon as it's available? Well, this sounds
: ugly :-), but then, I have only thought about it for a few
: of seconds :-) Maybe someone else got a better idea?
I'd prefer to see a symlink in /kernfs at worst. But then, it's better just
to "know kmem" anyway. "Back around the circle..." ;)
: > Well, this is more than a corner case. I have three machines that fit the
: > lower-end definition above. (And a lot of the "corner cases" have
: > real-life backing cases--we're a diverse bunch. ;)
: I know, but how many of these machines don't have /netbsd (or the kernel
: they were booted from) not available on a file system that can
: be accessed by the kernel?
Two. (At least not until well into the boot process--they netboot via tftp.)
-- Todd Vierling (Personal email@example.com; Bus. firstname.lastname@example.org)