Subject: Re: /kern boot message
To: Ray Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: R. C. Dowdeswell <email@example.com>
Date: 10/25/2001 00:44:39
On 712012881 seconds since the Beginning of the UNIX epoch
Ray Phillips wrote:
>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.
It (the kernfs) probably isn't configured into your kernel.
Actually, I don't think that it really matters much. :-) Ah, yes,
it is commented out on alpha.
You can get rid of the message (and get a /kern) by rebuilding your
kernel with the line
#file-system KERNFS # Kernel variable file system (/kern)
Another way to get rid of the error would be to remove the line from
For which way to do it, it is a matter of taste. I believe that
nothing in the system requires that /kern be mounted, so it is an
issue of whether you like to `cat /kern/boottime' or not. :-)
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