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Bug #14543

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sad(7D) references 'the kernel master file'

Added by Rich Lowe 7 months ago. Updated 7 months ago.

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sad(7D) says

It must also be less than or equal to  NSTRPUSH, the maximum number of modules that can be pushed on a stream, defined in the kernel master file.

This is a reference to the old old old kernel configuration mechanism, /etc/master and config from System V 2.0. It should be removed.

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Updated by Rich Lowe 7 months ago

This is also referenced in the -- in general suspiciously vintage looking -- sys/tunable.h

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Updated by Rich Lowe 7 months ago

usr/src/cmd/ttymon/tmutil.c:50:                /*         /etc/master.d/kernel    */
usr/src/man/man1/pkgproto.1:93:d none etc/master.d 0755 root daemon
usr/src/man/man1/pkgproto.1:94:f none etc/master.d/kernel=/etc/master.d/kernel 0644 root daemon
usr/src/man/man1m/installf.1m:321:majno=`/usr/sbin/drvinstall \fB-m\fR /etc/master.d/xt
usr/src/uts/common/sys/tuneable.h:52: * defined in /etc/master or /stand/system due to limitations of the

The pkgproto(1) reference doesn't seem problematic in context. installf(1M) though is presumably documenting something ancient. /etc/master.d is what /etc/master changed into in SVr3, a directory of file snippets

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