In <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Luoqi Chen wrote: 
> > In <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>, Luoqi Chen wrote: 
> > > It is not the loader's job to detect the underlying
> > > hardware configuration.
> > 
> > I disagree.  I would like to tell which machine I am booting on to
> > choose an appropriate kernel.
> > 
> Eventually (it may take a while) we should be able to boot any i386/AT
> based machine with a single kernel which dynamically loads drivers for
> available hardware (and different locking modules for UP and SMP for that
> matter).

I have such a kernel for all my machines except SMP.

However, I still boot different UP kernels on each machines for
testing purposes:
- different 'cpu I..._CPU' settings
- different floating emulators
- much or few RAM

I don't want to detect all hardware, what I need is one way to tell
each machine from each other, like a hostid.  The ethernet address of
the first card could be.

Martin Cracauer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
BSD User Group Hamburg, Germany

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