Subject: Re: when to sysctl and when not to?
To: Simon Burge <email@example.com>
From: Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/15/2000 20:40:06
On Fri, Jun 16, 2000 at 01:25:08PM +1000, Simon Burge wrote:
> if (memf == NULL || nlistf == NULL)
> do sysctl stuff
> do kvm stuff
> Should that first check be just
> if (memf == NULL)
Yes, just the memf ... if you're not specifying an alternate
memory file, by definition you are working on a live kernel.
The alternate nlist check was for people who booted /netbsd.test
and still wanted to ps(1) against it, etc.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>