cvs commit: src/sys/conf

Nate Lawson nate at
Mon Sep 12 11:04:37 PDT 2005

David O'Brien wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2005 at 08:58:25AM -0700, Nate Lawson wrote:
>>Kris Kennaway wrote:
>>>On Sun, Sep 11, 2005 at 02:47:27PM -0700, Nate Lawson wrote:
>>>>Can we put it somewhere other than /?  /var/run/kernel?
>>>Why?  That would use up even more space, in total.
>>Huh?  I mean kernel, *.ko -> /boot/kernel and kernel.debug (or 
>>kernel.sym once that's fixed) -> /var/crash/kernel/kernel.debug
> I believe you'll get at least one response that it makes it harder to
> keep the straight which symbols match which kernel.  One may
> 'mv /boot/kernel /boot/kernel.good-fifo' and forget to
> 'mv /var/crash/kernel /var/crash/kernel.good-fifo'.  By keeping kernel +
> symbols in one place this isn't an issue.
> I think a better approach would be to split the kernel into runnable part
> and symbols part.  The symbols would be bzip2'ed and kept beside the
> runnable part.  kgdb would grow support to read a bzip2'ed file (using
>  Then the space issue wouldn't be such an issue.

This sounds good to me.


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