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

kvm_mkdb
create kernel database

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

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 system.
The options are as follows:
 
 
directory
Allows the specification of a directory other than /var/db for the database to be created in.
 
 
Yields slightly more verbose operation.

/bsd
 
/var/db/kvm_bsd.db
 

kvm_nlist(3)

The kvm_mkdb utility first appeared in 4.4BSD.
May 31, 2007 OpenBSD-current