Subject: Re: /kern/kernel
To: Guenther Grau <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
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; Bus.