Subject: Re: /kern/kernel
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/11/1998 02:15:13
In some email I received from der Mouse, sie wrote:
> >> This - or something like it - has been discussed before. The
> >> biggest problem with it is that what most programs want from /netbsd
> >> is the symbol table, and that isn't always loaded into core.
> > Programs that want the symbol table get it by running namelist not
> > looking in core.
> Well, yeah. My point is that for /kern/kernel to be useful, it has to
> provide a symbol table for nlist() to use, and for that, it needs to
> have the symbols available to it in the first place.
Not to forget that the symbol table should be dynamic in nature.