cvs commit: src/sys/conf kern.post.mk
nate at root.org
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
> libbz2.so). Then the space issue wouldn't be such an issue.
This sounds good to me.
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