Subject: MCLBYTES compiled-in in userland
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/18/1996 18:23:29
I'm in the habit of tuning MCLBYTES to be ``large enough'' for
various devices, e.g., with 4k MTUs or bigger.  This breaks
netstat's mbuf statistics, amongst other things.

Is there some reason why MCLBYTES is compiled into userland binaries
(like netstat) as a constant, rather than being read from the kernel
via sysctl?