FreeBSD 7.0

Bruce Cran bruce at
Wed Feb 27 18:47:04 UTC 2008

Maxim Khitrov wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 8:57 AM, Kris Kennaway <kris at> wrote:
>> Rudi Kramer - MWEB wrote:
>>  > I did some digging and found it on the main ftp server:
>>  >
>>  >
>>  > Rudi
>>  People always try to get the jump on the official release announcement,
>>  but don't consider that until the email arrives in your mailbox saying
>>  it is released then the ISO images etc are subject to last minute change
>>  without notice.  Use at your own risk :)
>>  Kris
> Just curious - is there a reason why the generic kernel is still being
> built with debug symbols? I thought that was only used during the
> pre-release phase.

WITNESS and INVARIANTS are enabled before the pre-release phase (i.e 
before -BETA)
- as far as I know debug symbols are always generated by default, and 
are dumped into /boot/kernel
as separate files.  They don't hurt performance (unlike witness and 
invariants) and are useful in a
few situations, one of which is if you ever get a panic.


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