>>>>> "JG" == John Goerzen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: JG> What does that stand for? Absolutely no idea :) JG> That would have been my instinct, too, but I couldn't find it JG> either. I went and had a dig around - the i386 bootstrap takes care to put various things in well-known places in the kernel image. The alpha bootstrap is quite simple by comparison. rdev (and friends) is indeed x86 only. m.