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Re: misc/38425 (savecore confused if getbootfile(3) fails)
On Mar 20, 4:20pm, tls%rek.tjls.com@localhost (Thor Lancelot Simon) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: misc/38425 (savecore confused if getbootfile(3) fails)
| The following reply was made to PR misc/38425; it has been noted by GNATS.
| From: Thor Lancelot Simon <tls%rek.tjls.com@localhost>
| To: Andrew Doran <ad%netbsd.org@localhost>
| Cc: Simon Burge <simonb%NetBSD.org@localhost>,
| Subject: Re: misc/38425 (savecore confused if getbootfile(3) fails)
| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 12:19:03 -0400
| On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 09:18:18AM +0000, Andrew Doran wrote:
| > Making it use /dev/ksyms like Thor proposed would improve the situation..
| Try the below - savecore had a stupid bug (it should probably not feed
| a filename to libkvm at all, but it certainly should not feed the wrong
| one) and libkvm had all the right code but the wrong default.
| On Christos' suggestion I have not changed getbootfile() as I originally
| planned. I am sorely tempted however to remove it from the system as it
| seems to only be used wrong -- literally everywhere it is used, what is
| really wanted is "where do I get the kernel symbols", not "what name
| was supplied to the boot loader".
Is access enough? We don't have devfs :-) What if ksyms is not compiled
in the kernel and /dev/ksyms exists? I guess this is not an issue for current..
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