Subject: Re: kvm
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/22/1997 00:50:26
On Thu, 21 Aug 1997 07:21:55 -0700  Jason Thorpe wrote:

> 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 :-)

I don't quite get the smiley here.  What about all the diskless machines
out there?  Is there some better alternative to tftp (except for MOP,
which we currently use, but is useless for the rest of the non-DEC