Subject: Re: bin/7656: run kvm_mkdb at boot to fix dmesg error
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 05/31/1999 11:42:53
On Sun, May 30, 1999 at 04:12:25PM -0700, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:
> Ignatios Souvatzis <> writes:
> > > (Granted, the Shark really should have a two stage boot.)
> > 
> > why?
> more flexibility.
> want to boot from LFS?  out of luck. 

Yes. But as we need an FFS to boot from anyway, even if we had a two-stage
(what formerly was called one-stage) boot, this can't be mended.

> want to change object formats?
> out of luck.  etc.

Ok, a loader program will help here, too. But:
As our toolchain will need to create a.out anyway, this doesn't buy us much.
Instead of converting, or ld -format a.out-ing, the kernel, we do it with
the loader program.

About choosing the loaded program name: this can be done from OFW, too. Can
we "ls" from OFW?