Subject: Re: Removing /sys [was Re: proposed change to src/etc/Makefile]
To: Hisashi T Fujinaka <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/19/2002 09:51:19
Okay, this time I've actually followed the thread for more than ten
messages before responding.  (Not that this will keep me from making
an ass of myself, but...)

I see /sys going away; okay, I can always relink.  No big.
Then it is suggested that /altroot and /stand go away...

*vwiwiiiipp!* Pardon?

Now I'm starting to wonder why /sys is going away in the first place.
Is it really causing a lot of egregious failures, or what?  I figured
that /sys was a pointer into /usr/src/sys as a result of extracting the
src.tgz set.

Incidentally, /sys has been a pointer to /usr/src/sys since BSD 4.x,
at least, for x in [1..4], and it's been around longer than /altroot,
at least on most systems I've installed.

Personally, I don't see any need to delete any of this.  It's not really
doing any harm out there.

NetBSD: u_long uptime;