Subject: Re: libsa/loadfile.c
To: None <>
From: Bharani Chadalavada <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/16/2001 19:08:39
Jason R Thorpe wrote:

> You are wrong :-)  dbsym is for special cases where you can't load symbols
> from a boot program at all.  It was originally used for bootstrapping the
> Sun 3 port, and may be used for ports like NetBSD/algor or NetBSD/walnut,
> where the kernel is loaded directly by the firmware, and the firmware
> provides no way to implement a boot program to load the symbols for you.

Oh gotcha...
But then, how does the a.out stuff work then?