Subject: Re: In-kernel symbol table + /dev/ksyms
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/07/2003 12:57:18
At 12:46 PM 4/7/2003, Jason Thorpe wrote:

>On Monday, April 7, 2003, at 04:31  AM, <> wrote:
>>This adds two files to the kernel:
>Sweet.  Can you post the code somewhere?
>>This will mostly affect DDB, in that DDB's own symtab handling is removed
>>and replaced with this. Also, the a.out support in DDB goes away fully,
>>but I do not consider that as a problem.
>Hm, okay.  It still might be nice to have a.out, since we still don't have 
>ELF for pc532, and DDB support for pc532 would be nice to keep around 
>until its ELF transition is made.

Since the file doesn't have relocs, there's no need to have a NS32K
ABI defined.  There just needs to e a EM_NS32K (which is defined).
To get gdb to work is something else.

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