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Bug#660288: Please enable CONFIG_KALLSYMS_ALL

On Thu, 2012-08-02 at 16:31 -0400, Tim Abbott wrote:
> On 06/07/2012 07:34 PM, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > 
> > On Mon, Jun 04, 2012 at 05:26:28PM -0400, Tim Abbott wrote:
> > > Hi Ben,
> > > 
> > > Your comment about source code is rather off-topic for this bug
> > > report, but since there seems to be a misunderstanding on this
> > > point, I'd like to clarify: Every Ksplice update tarball ships with
> > > a README file containing instructions on how to request the source
> > > code for that update from the appropriate people in Oracle Legal.
> > > Anyone who follows those instructions can get a copy of the relevant
> > > source code.
> > 
> > I understand that Matthew Garrett tried to take up this offer a while
> > ago, and is still waiting for complete source code.  It doesn't seem
> > to be a good faith attempt to fulfil GPL obligations.
> This is not my department, but as I understand it, Matthew Garrett
> received complete source code in response to each of his various
> requests for Ksplice source code.

I'm satisfied that this is no longer an issue.

> > I'm going to have see a request from an actual other person before I
> > care to spend time on this.

So this is no longer the case - but that is no guarantee that I will
find the time to deal with this before release.

> > (In case anyone else in the kernel team wants to proceed with this,
> > that's not a NAK.  The issue is that memory and/or flash partition
> > constraints make this unsuitable for some configurations, and you'll
> > need to work out which ones to enable it for.)
> CONFIG_KALLSYMS_ALL adds less than 1% to the size of the kernel over
> CONFIG_KALLSYMS (obviously this depends on what options one had
> enabled in the first place), so only on truly embedded settings will
> that matter at all.  Could you at least just enable it for the
> architectures where none of Debian's stock kernels are designed for
> embedded environments (e.g. x86, sparc, power)?

Yes, this will probably work.


Ben Hutchings
Time is nature's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once.

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