Very large kernel

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at
Sun Aug 17 16:11:32 UTC 2008

On Fri, 15 Aug 2008, freebsd at wrote:

> > 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'?

If you do not clean your /usr/obj regularly, you can simply use


and later use .symbols files from /usr/obj/.../sys/MYOWN/*

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