Subject: Re: Making a symbol table
To: Chan-youn Park <email@example.com>
From: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/26/2005 11:10:26
On Tue, 26 Apr 2005, Chan-youn Park wrote:
> When '[no symbols available]' message comes out while booting, what
> options should I set for compiling a kernel with symbols?
makeoptions DEBUG="-g" # compile full symbol table
Looking with file(1) at the thing you boot may be helpful, too.
As far as I understand, the NetBSD kernel usually has _some_ amount of
symbols in it, but I may be wrong.
At least on my PC, I get:
noon% file /netbsd
/netbsd: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, not stripped
The "not stripped" is the key here. Not full debug symbols, but some.
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