svn: head/sys/i386/conf

Luigi Rizzo rizzo at
Tue Jan 6 14:42:02 PST 2009

On Tue, Jan 06, 2009 at 02:02:17PM -0800, Maxim Sobolev wrote:
> Luigi Rizzo wrote:
> >+# through getenv() (or kenv(1) in userland). The format of the file
> >+# is 'variable=value' , same as for hints files.
> What do you think about extending comment with the following:
> "hints files" -> "hints or loader.conf(5) files".

i don't know -- in fact, I have a curiosity here:
loader.conf is processed by some code in loader.4th which in turn
is interpreted by loader.conf, and this chain does some magic
on certain variable names (and can also do $variable expansion).

Instead, I believe that 'hints' (and presumably 'env' values) are
passed directly to the kernel, so there are no special manipulation
of variable names or values. Is that correct ?


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