Subject: Re: renaming /boot to /boot_
To: Greywolf <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/29/1999 08:11:32
Greywolf <> writes:
> And a second or third stage boot is not an evil thing -- SunOS
> had to do that at SunOS 4, if I recall correctly (from SunOS 3.5)

The alpha already uses another stage of boot, /boot.

However, i recently went to a decent amount of trouble to look up
/boot, rather than hard-code its addresses.

hard-coding the addresses of /boot is evil, and it's avoidable in many
cases.  The alpha, for instance, didn't used to fit.  careful tuning
of libsa, etc., and some trimming of code _made_ it fit.

It would be a real shame to take a step backwards _again_, and moving
/boot to /boot/<foo> would do that for the alpha, or bring it a lot
closer to doing so.  (certainly, the LFS boot block wouldn't
fit... and it's the one that most needs to look things up by block

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.