Subject: Re: kdump dependency on kernel, ktrace id portability
To: Nathan J. Williams <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/09/2004 11:42:53
Thus spake Nathan J. Williams ("NJW> ") sometime Today...

NJW> It's not every time you build a new kernel, just every time you build
NJW> a new kernel with new syscalls and discover subsequently that kdump
NJW> isn't displaying all the syscalls. *then* you can go rebuild kdump to
NJW> see the things you're missing. How often does that happen?

Well, true, but...

kdump depends on the system calls.
fstat, however, seems to be tied to a different ABI.
vmstat to another (though, admittedly, I have not had to rebuild vmstat
	since 1.6[A-O] sometime...