Subject: Re: /dev/ksyms
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/25/1999 16:15:47

> Using LKMs without having /usr available; building LKMs as
> position-independent code ("shared objects" in the kernel).  Two uses I can
> think of...

Both of which don't make sense to me.

The first one can surely be addressed by having the linker in /, no need
to have it in the kernel, or what?

The second one looks even more bogus to me.  What gain would "shared objects"
in the kernel be?  Shared objects are meant to be just that, _shared_.
What would the kernel share these objects with?

I'm sure I must be missing something.

ws@TooLs.DE     (Wolfgang Solfrank, TooLs GmbH) 	+49-228-985800