Subject: Re: bin/7656: run kvm_mkdb at boot to fix dmesg error
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/30/1999 17:04:59
On Sun, 30 May 1999, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:

: > The sparc port uses a two-stage boot, though:  the kernel is loaded from the
: > client /.  Not to say this is too pressing a counterexample, but anyhow....
: > ;)
: > 
: > (Granted, the Shark really should have a two stage boot.)
: why?

Right now I mount /tftpboot in order to make sure there's a simple level of
synchronization between /netbsd and the actually loaded kernel.  Having the
ability to load the kernel from the NFS root can be a tad easier with which
to deal.

Ask the pmax folks why loading the kernel right from TFTP is such a pain.
They're in the same boat, and Simon is working on a two-stage now.  ;)

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.