Regarding vop_vector

Konstantin Belousov kostikbel at
Sun Feb 25 10:24:49 UTC 2018

On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 07:24:12AM +0530, Aijaz Baig wrote:
> Hello
> I am trying to understand how the VFS layer within FreeBSD and I was rather
> stumped while trying to find where vop_vector was declared. Upon searching
> the internet, realized that an awk script is used to "generate" this like
> so:
> /sys/tools/vnode_if.awk /sys/kern/vnode_if.src -q
> So I was wondering if anyone could provide me a (brief would be fine as
> well) walk through the memory lane as to why such an 'odd looking' way was
> adopted (perhaps it is brilliant but my thick skull is unable to fathom
> it's brilliance).
> Keen to hear from you experts out there please!

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