Subject: Re: bin/7656: run kvm_mkdb at boot to fix dmesg error
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Gordon W. Ross <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/29/1999 02:36:29
Simon Burge writes:
[ in regards to what "booted_kernel" should be ]
 > It _is_ trivial to ensure that the kernel on the TFTP or MOP server
 > and the kernel in the client's root directory are identical, but is it
 > a requirement to have the file name the same in each case?  I prefer
 > calling the kernel in the diskless client area "/netbsd", but calling
 > the kernel by hostname in the TFTP/MOP server directory.  I guess I
 > could make directories based on the hostname, and put kernels called
 > "netbsd" in those, but (a) I don't see why this should be dictated by
 > the OS and (b) some machines have problems with the length of the TFTP
 > bootfile name.

The best thing here is a real boot program in the TFTP area,
i.e. one which can load /netbsd from the actual NFS root.
You get other nice features too, like choosing which kernel
to boot.  See the sparc, sun3, or any of several others.