Does "makeoptions WITH_CTF=yes" actually work?

Navdeep Parhar nparhar at
Wed Apr 14 18:35:51 UTC 2010

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 01:23:42PM +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> Quoting Navdeep Parhar <nparhar at> (from Wed, 14 Apr 2010
> 02:31:30 -0700):
> >On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 1:58 AM, Alexander Leidinger
> ><netchild at> wrote:
> >>Quoting Navdeep Parhar <nparhar at> (from Wed, 14 Apr 2010 01:33:29
> >>-0700):
> >>
> >>>I read the UPDATING entry that accompanied r206082 and added WITH_CTF=yes
> >>>to
> >>>my kernel config, hoping to get CTF information in the kernel and all
> >>>modules.  No luck.
> >>>It appears that NO_CTF remains set to 1 inspite of the undef NO_CTF in
> >>>various .mk files
> >>>and ctfconvert never runs.
> >>
> >>This is the output I get in my kernel build directory:
> >>---snip---
> >># make -V NO_CTF -V WITH_CTF
> >>
> >>yes
> >
> >Can you also try a "makeoptions WITH_CTF=yes" in your KERNCONF
> The above one is with WITH_CTF in my kernel config, but this was
> generated manually with cd /sys/i386/conf; config CONF; cd
> ../compile/CONF; make -V...
> >and see if the results are as expected?  How was r206082 tested?  I'm
> >trying to figure out the differences, if any, between your build setup and
> >mine.
> I made a buildworld with and without WITH_CTF in src.conf to confirm
> that it works (no installkernel, as the world is known to be not
> useable with CTF), and I did a lot of tests by hand as above
> (config;make).

Have you or anyone else ever used buildkernel successfully with
"makeoptions WITH_CTF=yes" in the conf file?  Something as simple as
this does not work for me:

- pristine sources in /usr/src, empty /usr/obj, no /etc/make.conf, no
- add "makeoptions WITH_CTF=yes" in sys/amd64/conf/GENERIC
- make buildkernel in /usr/src

The result is a kernel without CTF information.  The log is at


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