Subject: /kern boot message
To: None <>
From: Ray Phillips <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/25/2001 14:38:45
Dear NetBSD/alpha:

Why does this message about /kern appear during the boot process?

    Mounting all filesystems...
    mount_kernfs: kernfs on /kern: Operation not supported by device
    Clearing /tmp.

This is from a new installation of 1.5.2 but the same thing happened in
1.5.1, and I think as far back as 1.4.1; possibly earlier.

This is the relevant line from /etc/fstab

   /kern /kern kernfs rw

I assume this shouldn't happen and that the system would be better off if
the mount worked?  It works in NetBSD/i386.