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Re: Bug#219582: ITP: linux -- Linux 2.4 kernel

Robert Millan wrote:
>On Sun, Nov 09, 2003 at 07:30:43PM +0000, Matthew Garrett wrote:
>> If I get a new linux package after doing apt-get ugprade which replaces
>> the one for my running kernel, then System.map and the kernel are going
>> to be out of sync until I reboot. Which would be bad.
>How bad? I'm happily running the Linux kernel without System.map right now.

klogd will be unable to look up symbols, and ps and top need it for
wchan to be displayable.

>Anyway, discussing this is not useful anymore. I just said I'll provide it
>in the package.

That doesn't deal with the problem I described. How do you prevent
System.map and the running kernel getting out of sync when you upload a
new version of the linux package? 

Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.devel@srcf.ucam.org

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