Subject: Re: kvm
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/21/1997 07:21:55
On Wed, 20 Aug 1997 19:13:34 -0400
"Perry E. Metzger" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > What should the sysctl name return for kernel names that are known but
> > aren't (necssarily) in the fileystem namespace, like tftp-booted
> > kernels?
> Probably the empty string, or something "special" again...
> Maybe another sysctl should indicate if the thing was booted from a
> file or off the net...
If such a sysctl existed, it should:
- return the path name of the booted kernel (make sure a "/" is
prepended to the name) if known.
- If not known, return "/netbsd". This clause gives the present
semantics without adding special cases in scripts.
- In the case of "tftp booted kernel", just return the name per
the first clause. You're no worse off than you are now, and
it will encourage non-use of tftp for loading kernels :-)
Jason R. Thorpe firstname.lastname@example.org
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