Subject: Re: renaming /boot to /boot_
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/30/1999 00:57:36
Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU> writes:
> thx. I dont grok right now why directory traversal is worse than
> lookup, byut I'll take your word for it.

look in lib/libsa/ufs.c for LIBSA_FS_SINGLECOMPONENT.  That should
make it clear.  (And the actual cost difference on the alpha was
detailed in previous mail.  8-)

> Lets say CDFs are Right Out 9since they need symlinks). That leaves
> /boot.${MACHINE}, or /boot_${MACHINE}.  Should first-stage bootblocks
> check for that *before* /boot, or after?
> Before sounds safer to me; any dissenters?

Before sounds right, and i think it should fit...

(a test-compile just now makes me think that the alpha LFS boot
block's a bit smaller than I remember, but there's still less space
than the FFS bb...)

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