System.map purpose?

Tushar T tush at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 1 18:14:32 PST 2002


David C wrote:

>What is the System.map file in the /boot directory for? The reason I ask 
>is because I have been using my hosts' LILO so far, simply because I 
>like the nice graphical menu RH uses for it. Now I'm going to use the 
>'LILO Beautified' hint to attempt to mimic this and hopefully improve 
>upon it within LFS. This will mean switching over to booting from LFS's 
>LILO and /boot directory, which has it's own System.map file.
>
>In the past, I'm pretty sure I've used LFS' System.map for both LFS and 
>RH with no ill effects apparent, but I am wondering if they truly are 
>interchangeable, and just what exactly they are for anyway.
>
>I know they are not identical because the file size is different by a 
>sizeable amount.
>
>I assume they must be at least somewhat interchangeable, since when 
>booting multiple kernels I've never seen mention of requiring multiple 
>System.maps...
>  
>
Googling for "System.map" in the Linux subsection gave me this URL: 
<http://www.dirac.org/linux/systemmap.html>.

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