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Re: Path to kmods

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 12:45:20AM +0100, Rhialto wrote:
> On Wed 12 Nov 2008 at 21:56:18 +0100, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > > If the bootloader finds a file, it boots the file. If it finds a  
> > > directory, it boots the file named 'kernel' in the directory.
> > 
> > but there is a senario where this doesn't work: if the kernel is loaded
> > from a path which is not accessible from the kernel itself
> but as far as I'm aware (from watching miniroot.kmod getting loaded) the
> boot loader loads the modules, so it doesn't matter if the kernel
> doesn't have access to them.

we're talking about modules autoloaded when a feature is first used.
And you're talking about the x86 bootloader here, not all ports can do it.

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.  
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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