Re: OFFTOPIC: binary modules, bad idea!

Theodore Y. Ts'o (tytso@MIT.EDU)
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 22:28:22 -0500

Date: Fri, 19 Dec 1997 17:05:03 -0800
From: Stephen Williams <>

How 'bout if after linking the dwarf information is twisted into something
that can be used to compare symbol types? I don't know enough about dwarf,
but seems like something can be done. Perhaps one can post-process the
dwarf information into something small and efficient.

Hmm... that would probably work. It would mean that we would have to
require that the kernel and the modules be all compiled -g at least
initially, and then having a separate post-processing pass run to
distill out the type information, but it could be made to work.

- Ted