Subject: Re: bin/7656: run kvm_mkdb at boot to fix dmesg error
To: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/27/1999 21:43:49
Simon Burge <email@example.com> writes:
> Given that it's a "machdep", should this "restriction" on what
> the contents of 'booted_kernel' are?
depends on your point of view... since i created the first version,
there certainly is precedent for machdep kernels with standard names
> If so, then I can change
> 'booted_kernel' to something like 'kernel_location' and make
> 'booted_kernel' the basename of that, but then that may not make sense
> for diskless boots...
does userland really particularly care how the kernel was booted?
> Perhaps it's easier to have an rc.conf variable determining whether or
> not to use machdep.booted_kernel?
The notion was in creating it that using machdep.booted_kernel isn't
going to be worse than just using /netbsd.
I still think that's probably true.
Chris Demetriou - firstname.lastname@example.org - http://www.netbsd.org/People/Pages/cgd.html
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.