HEADS UP: Standalone kernel debug files moving out of /boot/kernel/

Steve Kargl sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu
Thu Oct 30 02:34:33 UTC 2014

On Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 03:15:50PM -0400, Ed Maste wrote:
> On 29 October 2014 12:49, Steven Hartland <killing at multiplay.co.uk> wrote:
> > Hmm not sure I like this idea as it would make it more difficult to make a
> > copy / backup a kernel.
> >
> > ATM when I want to copy a kernel for debugging its a one liner, splitting
> > debug symbols off to /usr/lib would prevent this.
> To retain the current behaviour you can set DEBUGDIR= (i.e., empty),
> as the debug file install path is ${DESTDIR}${DEBUGDIR}${KODIR}.

No, you can't.

su root
cp -pR /boot/kernel /boot/good

Where does DEBUGDIR enter the picture?  The above will copy
both kernel and kernel.symbol to /boot/good.  With your scheme
one loses kernel.symbol (along with all other *.symbol files?).
If one escapes to the boot prompt, she can do 'boot /boot/good/kernel',
will the boot process automatically find a (nonexistant?)


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