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SubjectRe: What is System.map for?
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> 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

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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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