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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.
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    > 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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