[acpi-jp 2382] Re: Updated ec-burst.diff patch

John Baldwin jhb at FreeBSD.org
Thu Jul 3 11:21:19 PDT 2003

On 03-Jul-2003 Florian Smeets wrote:
> Nate Lawson wrote:
>> On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, John Baldwin wrote:
>>>On 03-Jul-2003 Nate Lawson wrote:
>>>>On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, M. Warner Losh wrote:
>>>>>I personally think that all tunable should be read-only (or rw if
>>>>>possible) sysctls...
>>>>I'm still not sure why we have both mechanisms.  Perhaps a useful approach
>>>>would be to sweep the tree for tunables and change them to sysctls with
>>>>appropriate permissions (read-only if in doubt).  Then remove the tunable
>>>>mechanism.  Care to put together a patch?
>>>Cause you can't set sysctl's from the loader, only tunables?  Are you
>>>going to duplicate the entire kernel environment from 'kenv' in
>> Ah, I thought the two had been merged such that you could do that.
> You can set sysctls from loder.conf. I just checked it to be shure.

You cannot.  Many sysctl's have a loader tunable that mirrors them,
but not all.  Try setting debug.dir_entry from the loader.


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