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In english, what is a device map ?

System.map-2.6.18-164.el5

I am studying the boot process and nothing is said about the map.  

What does it do ?  

It has been explained to me in the past but I still need it explained in a way it sticks.

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TIMFOX123
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Let_Me_BeCommented:
If you mean device mapper, then its used for raid devices (kernel subsystem).

If you are asking what is the System.map file, then: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System.map
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martin_2110Commented:
system.map file is a map between hex symbols used by the kernel into human readable function and variable name.
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