Re: [RFC] /proc/ksyms change for IA64
Keith Owens (email@example.com)
Mon, 06 Aug 2001 00:51:53 +1000
On Mon, 06 Aug 2001 00:02:51 +1000,
Rusty Russell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>In message <email@example.com> you write:
>> > How about just adding /proc/ksyms-ia64 with the code pointers
>> >which contains the ia64 code addresses required by ksymoops and
>> >debuggers. These are, after all, less vital than insmod.
>> That requires changes to every kernel debugger, oops decoder etc. I
>> don't control all of Linux debugging yet ;). It is also more work
>> because it requires kernel changes as well as lots of user space.
>For ia64 only. IMHO, that's a better line to draw.
My approach preserves the notion that a ksyms entry points to the data
or code, changing the function descriptor to a different name in ksyms.
Your approach breaks that notion and introduces a special case for ia64
ksyms. My approach only needs changes to modutils. Your approach
requires changes to the kernel and to every utility that understands
ksyms. Guess which approach I am doing?
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