Re: New module loader makes kernel debugging much harder
Keith Owens (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat, 23 Nov 2002 13:43:20 +1100
On Sat, 23 Nov 2002 02:35:13 +0000,
John Levon <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 01:20:10PM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
>> The complete lack of kernel and module symbols (no /proc/ksyms) means
>> that ksymoops is now useless on 2.5 kernels. If you get an oops in a
>> kernel built without kksymoops, there is no way to decode the oops.
>Additionally, module profiling is not possible any more.
>> Big step backwards, Rusty.
>Somebody (this includes Rusty himself) needs to come up with a workable
>solution. For my own needs, the start address of the mapped module is
>good enough [snip]
Only if you assume that the .text is at a known offset from the start
of the module. There are multiple programs that need to know where
each section really is, instead of making assumptions about how a
module is laid out.
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