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Re: Path to kmods

On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Hubert Feyrer <> 
> On Wed, 12 Nov 2008, Antti Kantee wrote:
>> I like the Linux naming.  Before your post, I was planning to suggest
>> /modules, but thought the name is too generic.
> OK, another idea... maybe that's a bit radical, but so what:
> Currently, /netbsd is "the stuff that is the kernel". To switch to a new
> kernel (for testing, or whatever), I have to replace /netbsd, e.g. by a
> symlink to a new/testing kernel, or by replacing the actual file.
> With a modularized kernel, "the stuff that is the kernel" is basically the
> actual kernel plus modules.
> So, I wonder if we should change /netbsd to a directory that has the actual
> kernel plus the modules that are associated with that specific (actual)
> kernel.
> To switch to a new "kernel", I'd have /netbsd either as simple directory or
> as symlink to something that has my own naming scheme, just as now.
> The choice of the naming scheme would be left to the user, and we could
> assume to be the "kernel"(-stuff) still be in /netbsd.

This is the best and most flexible idea so far.  It fits the
simplicity of /kernel/genunix in without resorting to something like

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