Subject: Re: NMBCLUSTERS: conf/param.c vs. #define
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/24/1999 14:18:20
On Sun, 25 Apr 1999 01:38:14 +1000 
 Simon Burge <> wrote:

 > So I'm looking at defopt'ing NMBCLUSTERS, and found that a variable
 > nmbclusters is initialised to NMBCLUSTERS in conf/param.c, but not
 > referenced anywhere else (kernel or userland).
 > Should everything in the kernel reference nmbclusters, or should it
 > be g/c'd from conf/param.c.

Please do not g/c nmbclusters; it will be referenced soon :-)  It's
probably also referenced from userland via libkvm for various things.

 > While I'm talking about g/c'ing things, is it time all the REAL_CLISTS
 > goop went?  conf/param.c makes interesting reading :-)

Probably time to kill it, yes.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>