lkml.org 
[lkml]   [1997]   [Jan]   [15]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
    /
    SubjectRe: What is System.map for?
    Date
    From
    > The System.map is your kernel's symbol table, and it's needed to load
    > modules that use symbols that are internal to the kernel (e.g. most
    > modules, if not all). If you aren't using modules, I don't think it's used
    > unless you are doing debugging, or stack traces and such. Might want to
    > keep it around tho.

    Modules use an abbreviated COMPILED-IN table of symbols.
    They do not rely on System.map

    AFAIK, this internal table is visible in /proc/ksyms

    --
    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

    \
     
     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:38    [W:0.021 / U:0.348 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site