cvs commit: src/usr.sbin/eeprom Makefile eeprom.8 eeprom.c
Garance A Drosihn
drosih at rpi.edu
Sun May 23 15:29:14 PDT 2004
At 11:54 PM +0200 5/23/04, Dag-Erling Smørgrav wrote:
>Garance A Drosihn <drosih at rpi.edu> writes:
>> "Handle", in what sense? How does /boot/loader.conf have any
>> connection to anything PROM-ish?
>They are both used to set boot parameters such as which device to
>use for /, and to a certain extent to configure the hardware.
If I can set some value using 'vi', then it seems a little odd to
run a program called `eeprom' to set the same value. Or to use
`eeprom' to add or change some values in /boot/loader.conf, but
need to use `vi' to set other values in the same file. I don't
have much of an objection to the idea, but IMO it seems like a
slippery and unattractive slope to head down.
Garance Alistair Drosehn = gad at gilead.netel.rpi.edu
Senior Systems Programmer or gad at freebsd.org
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or drosih at rpi.edu
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