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KVM_MKDB(8)             OpenBSD System Manager's Manual            KVM_MKDB(8)

NAME
     kvm_mkdb - create kernel database

SYNOPSIS
     kvm_mkdb [-v] [-o directory] [file]

DESCRIPTION
     kvm_mkdb creates a database in /var/db containing information about the
     specified file.  If no file is specified, /bsd is used by default.  The
     file is named kvm_filename.db, where filename is the name of the file
     read.  Various library routines consult this database.  The only informa-
     tion currently stored is the kernel namelist, which is used by the
     kvm_nlist(3) function.  However, in the future the database may contain
     other static information about the current system.

     The options are as follows:

     -o directory  Allows the specification of a directory other than /var/db
                   for the database to be created in.

     -v            Yields slightly more verbose operation.

FILES
     /bsd
     /var/db/kvm_bsd.db

SEE ALSO
     kvm_nlist(3)

HISTORY
     The kvm_mkdb utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.

OpenBSD 3.6                      June 9, 1993                                1