Very large kernel

Ben Kaduk minimarmot at
Sun Aug 17 16:06:20 UTC 2008

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 7:55 PM,  <freebsd at> wrote:
> 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 'installkernel'?

I don't know of one, but that sounds like it could be useful.

-Ben Kaduk

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