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Directories structure

We know from Section 1.7 that modules are split between public modules put in a directory named $MEGAWAVE2 and private modules put in $MY_MEGAWAVE2.

Actually, for the MegaWave2 administrator things are a little bit more complicated : the administrator may want to be able to check new public modules and new kernel binaries before making them available for plain users. Therefore, the administrator has his own $MEGAWAVE2 directory wich is not necessary the same as the $MEGAWAVE2 directory of plain users. His own $MEGAWAVE2 directory is called private MegaWave2 (with associated environment variable $PRIVATE_MEGAWAVE2) whereas the $MEGAWAVE2 directory of plain users is called public MegaWave2 ($PUBLIC_MEGAWAVE2 ). Of course, if you don't plan to update the system or if the only user is the administrator you should set $PUBLIC_MEGAWAVE2 = $PRIVATE_MEGAWAVE2. Notice that the administrator always has $PRIVATE_MEGAWAVE2 = $MEGAWAVE2.

Figure 1: The various MegaWave2 directories a user may see.
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