Subject: Re: suggested alteration to kvm_open() and kvm_openfiles()
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/14/2002 23:59:48
Yes, sounds fine. Might want to prepend '/' to machdep.booted kernel
to avoid false matches, tho.


Andrew Brown wrote:
> currently, with these two libkvm functions:
>      kvm_t *
>      kvm_open(const char *execfile, const char *corefile, char *swapfile,
>              int flags, const char *errstr);
>      kvm_t *
>      kvm_openfiles(const char *execfile, const char *corefile, char *swapfile,
>              int flags, char *errbuf);
> if a null pointer is passed for execfile, the man page states that:
>      If this argument is NULL, the currently running system is
>      assumed, which is indicated by _PATH_UNIX in <paths.h>.
> would anyone find it particularly egregious if this was modified
> slightly so that a null pointer caused it to default to
> machdep.booted_kernel, and then to fall back to _PATH_UNIX if the
> former was not found?
> -- 
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Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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