> Something actually was changed at some point perhaps?
> On i386, kernelname is dug out of bootinfo and copied
> (in assembler).
> On alpha:
>         p = getenv("kernelname");
>         if (p)
>                 strncpy(kernelname, p, sizeof(kernelname) - 1);
> Did the loader used to set kernelname as an environment variable?

It should still do it. (The forth code handles this)  My only Alpha is 
running -stable, and $kernelname is set correctly there (see the output 
of 'kenv').

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to be opponents, rather because the tasks and relationships force
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