Subject: re: @booted_kernel magic symlink?
To: Alan Barrett <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/28/2006 17:34:11
> > In the case of a kernfs node, how is it supplied? Or are you
> > intending the kernfs node to simply /be/ the kernel file node,
> It wasn't my idea, but that's how I read it.
> > which eliminates any need for the client to know the name?
> Exactly. Just as /kern/rootdev eliminates any need to know the root
> device's name.
/kern/r?rootdev aren't really that useful. they don't work if the
root device node isn't in the (vnode?) cache. ie, you can't use
it for "mount /kern/rootdev /" because the kernel doesn't know what
rootdev is (from the /dev device POV) until the real device node is