kernel package building

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 09:18:50 PDT 2007


On 7/10/07, Luca Dionisi <luca.dionisi at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Why is System.map optional but recommended?
> What is it for?
> And what should it be named? I see that instructions
> in CLFS
> http://cross-lfs.org/view/1.0.0/x86_64/bootable/kernel.html
> that it is copied with a name that contains the version.

Look at the top of dmesg if you don't have it installed. It contains
the symbol map for the kernel which would help in debugging. It first
tries to load /boot/System.map-$version, then falls back to
/boot/System.map. But it certainly continues on if neither exist.

--
Dan



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