Subject: Re: Adding port-dependant things to sysctl
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/11/1997 11:25:05
"Chris G. Demetriou" writes:
> > I'm wanting to add a mac68k-specific option to sysctl (a flag to let the
> > superuser turn on or off the ability of a break on the serial console
> > to drop us into the debugger).
> So, last i heard, prevailing wisdom said that it was bad to add
> machine-dependent sysctls to individual systems which share a common
> ${MACHINE_ARCH}.  It sounds like your variable is probably
> machine-independent, but its use is not.
> I don't know the right solution, but do want to keep you from going
> down the wrong path...  8-)

Maybe we can just create an MI variable dictating what BREAK does. I
suspect this would be of use on other platforms with firmware that
deals with BREAK, like Suns.