Subject: Re: vmstat and netstat....
To: Garrett D'Amore <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/27/2006 18:28:59
On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 08:18:20AM -0800, Garrett D'Amore wrote:
> But now looking, it looks like the attempt to open /dev/ksyms on evbmips
> at least returned ENXIO.  So maybe I need to enable ksyms.
> By the way, ksyms is *also* a big size growth (though not as much as a
> whole kernel).  I'd rather have a sysctl consumer than have to allocate
> space in my kernel for a kernel symbol table.  (Again, this is because
> I'm operating in situations with tight ram constraints -- 8MB ram, and
> similar sized flash.)

Maybe it would be possible to strip the kernel to keep only symbols
that matters ? For libkvm, all function names could probably be stripped
at last. 

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference