Subject: Re: all kvm grovelers are broken?
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Chris Pinnock <>
List: port-arm
Date: 06/08/2002 15:29:35
On Sat, Jun 08, 2002 at 04:15:17PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
> Is it only me, am I missing something, or are we actually going to release
> 1.6 with all kvm grovelers broken on most ARM ports?
> On my shark the booted a.out kernel does not contain any symbols.
> So kvm_mkdb fails, savecore fails, netstat does not work, neither does vmstat.
> Or am I supposed to set savecore_flags to "-z -N /netbsd.elf"?
> There seems to be no easy option to make /etc/rc.d/sysdb pass a different
> kernel file name to kvm_mkdb (which would fix most of the utilities listed
> above).
> How are others dealing with this? I can't believe we ignore such massive
> lossage in the current release process.

Using 1.6_BETA1 on a shark. I have an ELF kernel installed at /netbsd but 
boot using an a.out netbsd (/netbsd.aout). I get one complaint during 
boot about something a.out, but netstat & vmstat work fine for me.

best wishes,