"Robert A. Jacobs" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Just kinda curious...how important is it to place the new System.map file (created when you compiled a new kernel) in the /boot directory? I have compiled a number of kernels and, after looking at this discussion, I checked my /boot directory to see if I had moved my System.map file after the last compile. I have not.
> I have noticed no ill effects.
> What potential problems am I opening myself up to here?
AFAIK the System.map just provides symbols for debugging kernel problems.
Sometimes I don't have one and I get some junk spewed on the console
at boot, but that's it. (Moreover, since my machine apm --suspend's
when not in use, rebooting happens rarely.)