Subject: Re: bin/7656: run kvm_mkdb at boot to fix dmesg error
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/27/1999 21:22:54
The sysctl is machine-dependent. That means you cannot rely on it
even being present.

It fails in `weird' ways on a pmax because Simon saved the boot string
from the PROM verbatim; a typical value is., e.g., "3/rz0/netbsd",
where 3 denotes the I/O 'slot' (3 is motherboard on most models), and
rz0 is the PROM's name for scsi disk 0.

That's probably wrong...