Re: kernal-package in stable not including config in /boot
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On Tue, 12 Aug 1997, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> I see that the Debian `way' of placing kernels is:
> /vmlinuz -> boot/vmlinuz-2.0.30
> /boot/psdatabase -> /boot/psdatabase-2.0.30
> Why does my system appear to work fine without copying the System.map
> file anywhere? What's its purpose?
System.map is a map of where various symbols are located in the kernel,
useful for lsof and a few other programs. I believe klogd also uses it.
> What's the purpose of psdatabase?
psdatabase used to be used for the 'ps' and related commands and is most
likely obsolete now. It has been removed from the latest kernel-package
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