Subject: re: which kernel booted?
To: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com>
Date: 01/02/2002 15:49:44
In some email I received from matthew green, sie wrote:
> sometimes the kernel image isn't available to the NetBSD userland
> at all. eg, a shark netbooted kernel doens't have to exist in
> the machine's / at all. i might have loaded my kernel over the
> ethernet and then used a local root filesystem... so while you can
> add to the times when this _is_ available, you can never make it
> always possible.
Netbooting always seems to be the "forgotten child".
The problem here is that it _may_ be the same or it _may not_, with no
rule of thumb either way. The safest thing might be to err on the side
of caution and just have netbooting pass the kernel a null kernel name
rather than what it's loaded
it's not just netbooting. see macs, for instance. the point i was
making is that you can never in all cases know. i guess the null
kernel will be OK in these cases...but isn't all this moot with a