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SubjectRe: What is System.map for?
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> Can anyone give me some ideas and/or reference about System.map? I am
> using /arch/i386.
>
> 1. What is System.map required for?

It is a text file that shows all the symbol values.

> 2. How does the kernel use it?

It doesn't, but other things do: klogd, ksymoops, etc.

> 3. I removed it from one of my systems, and, at least for basic stuff,
> it seems to make no difference.

Until you get an OOPS, then there is no way to know what function
caused it, so it is impossible to fix.

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Andrew E. Mileski mailto:aem@ott.hookup.net
Linux Plug-and-Play Kernel Project http://www.redhat.com/linux-info/pnp/
XFree86 Matrox Team http://www.bf.rmit.edu.au/~ajv/xf86-matrox.html

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