Subject: Re: /kernfs and installboot
To: None <>
From: Izumi Tsutsui <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 08/04/2001 04:42:50
In article <l0313030db78fbbf7f163@[]> wrote:

> I was actually referring to the differences between the suffixes for the
> disk devices on both platforms, viz. `a' for NetBSD/i386 and `c' for
> NetBSD/alpha.

It is just a hack. We cannot open a character device to write
when the same block device partition is mounted if securelevel > 0.
(see sys/miscfs/specfs/spec_vnops.c)

On i386, it does not cause any problem to installboot
because "options INSECURE" is default.
Izumi Tsutsui