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Re: 2019-11-09-netbsd-armv7-earmv7hf.img

On Wed, Nov 06, 2019 at 10:23:28PM -0800, Michael Cheponis wrote:
> >0: Primary 'big' DOS, 16-bit FAT (> 32MB) (sysid 6)
> >    start 8192, size 188416 (92 MB, Cyls 0/130/3-12/60/48)
> This is the boot partition containing bootloader files and also the
> kernel.
> What does /netbsd do?  on /dev/ld0a
> -rwxr-xr-x   1 root  wheel    10184768 Jun 16 16:12 netbsd*

Usually nothing. Some programs may read /netbsd to get kernel
symbols to access internal kernel structures, but even those
regularly talk to the running kernel instead via /dev/ksyms. You
have to point explicitely to /netbsd to make them use it.

The kernel file on the boot partition has a different format to be
understood by the RPI bootloader. Those few programs that may read
/netbsd wouldn't understand it, so only for such special cases you
may need /netbsd.

                                Michael van Elst
Internet: mlelstv%serpens.de@localhost
                                "A potential Snark may lurk in every tree."

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