From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Fri Jun 16 2000 - 18:38:17 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: David Ford <>
In newsgroup:
> The 'right' system map file can be named /boot/$(uname -r)
> And all programs that use that I know of will search for this file
> before they search for /boot/, but of course I don't use one of
> those distros that barfs big chunks all over the screen on boot if the
> 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 could live in a location like that;
either /lib/modules or we should introduce a new /lib/kernel.


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