Very large kernel

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Sat Aug 16 00:13:03 UTC 2008

Quoting "Kris Kennaway" <kris at>:

> Alex de Kruijff wrote:
>> I noticed that the kernel directory was very large compaired to 6.1. Is
>> this for debugging and can I safely remove the symbols files I want to
>> save some space?
> Yes but if you encounter a panic and need to submit a bug report  
> then you will need at least the kernel.debug and whatever modules  
> you are using.

Two questions for this ...

   a. can I move these to a larger partition temporarily, and if I  
have a crash, move them back to do debugging?

   b. is there some setting I can use in make.conf to have it  
auto-install the symbols files to a seperate directory on  

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