/dev/drum versus libkvm?

walt wa1ter at myrealbox.com
Sun Apr 10 14:27:06 PDT 2005

walt wrote:
I notice that libkvm uses some values defined in <sys/paths.h>
but one of those paths doesn't exist in DragonFly:
#define __SYS_PATH_DRUM         "/dev/drum"
<sigh>  The joke's on me again.  After reading thru the sourcecode
for libkvm I see that the kvm_open() function completely *ignores* its
third argument, and that's the argument that would have used /dev/drum.
So it doesn't matter after all.
I'd still like to know what is going to replace libkvm when it goes
away, as Hiten predicts.  Would it be libkinfo?

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