|author||Artem Bityutskiy <Artem.Bityutskiy@nokia.com>||2011-04-05 13:24:57 +0300|
|committer||Michal Marek <email@example.com>||2011-04-15 15:48:01 +0200|
|parent||Linux 2.6.39-rc1 (diff)|
Kconfig: improve KALLSYMS_ALL documentation
Dumb users like myself are not able to grasp from the existing KALLSYMS_ALL documentation that this option is not what they need. Improve the help message and make it clearer that KALLSYMS is enough in the majority of use cases, and KALLSYMS_ALL should really be used very rarely. Signed-off-by: Artem Bityutskiy <Artem.Bityutskiy@nokia.com> Signed-off-by: Michal Marek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'init/Kconfig')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 6 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 56240e724d9a..563065df29a5 100644
@@ -968,12 +968,18 @@ config KALLSYMS_ALL
bool "Include all symbols in kallsyms"
depends on DEBUG_KERNEL && KALLSYMS
- Normally kallsyms only contains the symbols of functions, for nicer
- OOPS messages. Some debuggers can use kallsyms for other
- symbols too: say Y here to include all symbols, if you need them
- and you don't care about adding 300k to the size of your kernel.
- Say N.
+ Normally kallsyms only contains the symbols of functions for nicer
+ OOPS messages and backtraces (i.e., symbols from the text and inittext
+ sections). This is sufficient for most cases. And only in very rare
+ cases (e.g., when a debugger is used) all symbols are required (e.g.,
+ names of variables from the data sections, etc).
+ This option makes sure that all symbols are loaded into the kernel
+ image (i.e., symbols from all sections) in cost of increased kernel
+ size (depending on the kernel configuration, it may be 300KiB or
+ something like this).
+ Say N unless you really need all symbols.
bool "Do an extra kallsyms pass"