Subject: Re: lib/20915: ps won't work against dead current kernels, libkvm out of date
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Laight <email@example.com>
Date: 04/06/2003 11:14:13
> Besides, it would be nice not to lose the ability to read older
> crash dumps with a newer libkvm, so we really need support for both.
That ability doesn't (and never has) existed! Although you often
get away with it.
libkvm grovels internal kernel structures so is kernel version specific.
One solution would be to include the kernel version in the library
name, and have a stub library determine the version of the actual
system dump so it can dlopen() the correct library (assuming it
exists on the system).
David Laight: firstname.lastname@example.org