create kernel database
creates a database in
containing information about the specified
file. If no file is specified, /bsd
is used by
default. The file is named kvm_filename.db
is the name of the file read. Various library
routines consult this database. The only information currently stored is the
kernel namelist, which is used by the
function. However, in the
future the database may contain other static information about the current
The options are as follows:
- Allows the specification of a directory other than
/var/db for the database to be created in.
- Yields slightly more verbose operation.
kvm_mkdb utility first appeared in