Subject: Re: docs for config
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-docs
Date: 08/07/2005 23:27:33
On Sun, 7 Aug 2005, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> config was moved from /usr/sbin to /usr/bin, thus it is no longer in
> section 8.

Ah... I still have 2.0 here. :)

>> and if options(4) is not sufficient, then pointing out what's missing
>> may be a good first step. (*I* have no clue on all of this...)
> Look at files it parses like sys/conf/files etc. and you'll start to
> see what the issue is.
> Config is a big subsystem and there is literally nothing to document
> it but a half-written paper done by the author over a decade ago (and
> the source for the paper is long lost). We keep making interesting
> changes but there is no documentation... :(

Now I see your point.
Indeed, documenting all what's happening "only" in the userland part would 
be good to document, let alone what it prepares for the kernel. :(

  - Hubert