create kernel database
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 information 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
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