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Re: misc/38425 (savecore confused if getbootfile(3) fails)

On Mar 20,  4:20pm, (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 <>
| To: Andrew Doran <>
| Cc: Simon Burge <>,,
| 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".
|  Thor

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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