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SubjectRe: What is for?
On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, Sheldon E. Newhouse wrote:

> Can anyone give me some ideas and/or reference about I am
> using /arch/i386.
> 1. What is required for?
> 2. How does the kernel use it?
> 3. I removed it from one of my systems, and, at least for basic stuff,
> it seems to make no difference.

The 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.

Derrik Pates

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