[abe@purdue.edu: Re: lsof doesn't work without module support?]

Raul Miller (rdm@test.legislate.com)
Thu, 18 Dec 1997 15:52:11 -0500

Anyone want to tackle this? Or is it up to me?


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From: "Vic Abell" <abe@purdue.edu> To: "Raul Miller" <rdm@test.legislate.com> Subject: Re: lsof doesn't work without module support? Date: Thu, 18 Dec 1997 14:00:34 -0500


You write: > >> I'm afraid the system map file and the two address functions are >> essential companions to lsof, just as is the C library. > >You don't need a different C library every time you change the >kernel.

That's not what I meant. I meant lsof needs all three services.

>The kernel dependent stuff should go *inside* the kernel, then, so >that you can have a consistent binary in user space.

Until someone does that, I suppose I'll have to continue to use whatever Linux tools are available for gathering the data that keeps lsof's interface and output consistent with the other UNIX dialects it supports. I'm not primarily a Linux person and don't have the resources to do kernel development for it.


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