Subject: Re: bin/7656: run kvm_mkdb at boot to fix dmesg error
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/28/1999 14:39:13
Jonathan Stone wrote:

> 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...

I'm not sure which bit you think is wrong - relying on the contents of the
sysctl, or storing the boot string in that sysctl?