Subject: Re: kernel symbol tables (was Re: vmstat, iostat etc no longer
To: Mike Long <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Kevin P. Neal <email@example.com>
Date: 11/13/1996 02:08:52
At 02:36 PM 11/12/96 EST, Mike Long wrote:
>Once that problem is solved, Wolfgang's proposal is no worse than
>what we're stuck with already.
>OK; so far, we have two potential solutions:
>1) Use kernel symbol table in memory.
> PROS: guaranteed to be correct, can include LKM symbols
> CONS: kernel bloat, bad for low-memory machines (sun3)
But it would be paged out when not needed, so it wouldn't hurt *that* bad.
It sounds like the first workable solution that has come across the lists (and
is usable on all NetBSD ports).
XCOMM Kevin P. Neal, Sophomore, Comp. Sci. - firstname.lastname@example.org
XCOMM http://www.pobox.com/~kpn/ - email@example.com
XCOMM "Comments in code are kinda useless, anyway."
XCOMM -- Brian Rumple, TA for my OS class, NCSU. November 6,1996