Followup to: <39493DC6.2602BD14@kalifornia.com>
By author: David Ford <email@example.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> The 'right' system map file can be named /boot/System.map-$(uname -r)
> And all programs that use System.map that I know of will search for this file
> before they search for /boot/System.map, but of course I don't use one of
> those distros that barfs big chunks all over the screen on boot if the
> System.map it finds doesn't match the kernel version, so I could be missing a
> program or two =]
It's somewhat unfortunate that this is in /boot, since it isn't a file
requiring for booting. /boot is often a very small filesystem.
Modules, which also are kernel-specific, live in /lib/modules/`uname -r`.
It would be better if System.map could live in a location like that;
either /lib/modules or we should introduce a new /lib/kernel.
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