Subject: Re: proplib(3) in i386 bootstrap
To: SODA Noriyuki <>
From: Matt Fleming <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 01/10/2007 16:00:07
On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 12:35:05AM +0900, SODA Noriyuki wrote:
> >>>>> On Wed, 10 Jan 2007 10:26:15 -0500 (EST),
>       der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> said:
> >>>> I don't think proplib syntax is suitable for configuration files
> >>>> which will be directly edited by our users.
> >>> Then we can provide a utility that goes kind of
> >>> "bootconf -w <property>=<value>" and shut you up.
> >> What I suggested is to use same parser for the boot prompt and the
> >> configuration file.
> >> How do you run your "bootconf" utility at the boot prompt?
> > The same way you would run a text editor to edit your preferred
> > configuration file.
> I think you are missing point.
> What we are talking here is the command syntax of the NetBSD boot loader.
> We cannot run any text editor, as well as the "bootconf" utility at
> the boot prompt.

My changes wouldn't change the interface of the boot prompt. You would
still type "boot netbsd -d" to boot the machine in debug mode. Anything
you typed at the boot prompt wouldn't need to be saved to the boot conf.

> -- 
> soda