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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.2: /proc/config.gz
On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 04:48:59PM +0200, Daniel Phillips wrote:
> Nathan Paul Simons wrote:
> > As for the argument of putting it in the kernel being more robust and
> > idiot-proof, well, if someone can't keep three files and one directory
> > straight for each different configuration of the kernel that they want to
> > play with, they probably shouldn't be configuring and compiling kernels in
> > the first place. You can't idiot-proof the world, and even if you could, some
> > things really shouldn't be.
>
> I for one can't even keep two files straight - my kernel is forever
> getting out of synch with my System.map. Of course, I may be the only
> person that has ever had this happen to them. ;-) I am all for
> idiot-proofing things where you can, especially when the idiot is me.

What you need is a bootloader than can read uncompressed vmlinux directly,
and use that for booting. Then you can always directly extract the System.map
out of the vmlinux using nm or gdb.

-Andi
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