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I have to take issue with your reply syg00. I do so with a high level of respect, I have seen some of your replies to other questions, and they're good stuff, so I don't like to criticise you.
However I'm also a heavy user of the search function, and though I come across relevant posts, many tend to be recipes for solving rather than explanations of the situation.
With my system.map question I ran a search for "system.map", and yes, I got a large number of threads. I consulted one or two of them, and the "clear idea" which I was looking for didn't surface.
I may have found the dirac page on google. I admit I didn't google. It's true that for linux I prefer to use the LQ search, and I stopped there. In any case, the dirac page does say, after all, that
There seems to be a dearth of information about the System.map file. It's really nothing mysterious, and in the scheme of things, it's really not that important. But a lack of documentation makes it shady. It's like an earlobe; we all have one, but nobody really knows why.
So I don't think my opening a new post in this subject really merits the patronising so evident in you post.
I would have accepted "you could have looked a little harder", yes. But that reply was really pretty harsh.
LJSBrokken, thx4link. Great but small site. Wanted to do something similar to that myself, now if I could just grab a bit of time ....
I searched for info on System.map myself a while ago and also found that there isn't a lot available. I found a bit more extensive source than the link above (but similar anyways) but I didn't bookmark it. I'll check my documentation at home and post back if I come up with something relevant.