Re: [PATCH] 2.2: /proc/config.gz

Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 07:52:56 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
> > /lib/modules/<version>/.config is a big step up from the current situation
> > and I'm grateful. But I do want /proc/config.gz in the kernel.
> So cat it with a magic lead in after the bzImage gzip block into the bzImage.
> If you dont even know what file you are running for kernel you have other
> problems anyway

Does <version> also include the build number (i.e. the first part of
UTS_VERSION) ? Is it resilient to patches where, by accident,
EXTRAVERSION or such hasn't been incremented ? Will people always
remember to copy /lib/modules/<version>/.config when copying a kernel
from a build machine to a target machine ?

Granted, all those are borderline cases, but then 1-2 kB doesn't look
like too high a price to pay for a solution that is inherently robust.

- Werner

 / Werner Almesberger, ICA, EPFL, CH /
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