Subject: Re: passing in the booted kernel name...?
To: Soren S. Jorvang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <email@example.com>
Date: 01/08/1999 22:56:18
> How about an MD5 of the kernel image?
Some ID would be good, but a checksum of the image is not easy:
-the bootcode would have to calculate it, which causes bloat
-the started kernel must check it, but probably can't do this
before it modified some of it's global variables
It it very easy for a user program to check whether the
running kernel is what it assumes: compare `uname -v` to
`strings /netbsd | grep NetBSD` or so, thus I don't thing
it is worth to spend bootloader or kernel code for it.