*.ko.symbols files in /boot/kernel

Sergey Kovalev skoval at bonstreet.ru
Sun Dec 28 11:46:22 UTC 2008

Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> turn it off:
> makeoptions     DEBUG=-g                # Build kernel with gdb(1) debug 
> symbols

Thank you. I just figured that out experimenatlly about an hour ago.
I was quite sure that this string was uncommented in my 6.4 KERNCONF and 
there were no any *.symbols there but I may be wrong of course.
Besides I was confused by the fact that it was uncommented in GENERIC 
and also missed the comment to DEBUG option firstly.

> On Sun, 28 Dec 2008, Sergey Kovalev wrote:
>> I've decided to upgrade from 6.4-p1 to 7.1-RC2 on my home desktop pc.
>> Somewhat during this procedure triggered building and installing of 
>> *.ko.symbols and kernel.symbols files.
>> Here are my upgrade commands
>> cd /usr/src
>> env -i make buildworld
>> env -i make buildkernel KERNCONF=KOCA
>> env -i make installkernel KERNCONF=KOCA
>> After that I get errors because my / patrition is only 128M in size. 
>> And /boot/kernel gets filled with *.symbols files.
>> What could trigger their building and installation?

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