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

Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 09:26:55 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
> Use that argument 50 times and your kernel has grown 100K. Unfortunately
> everyone keeps using the argument and forgetting the cumulative effect

:-) The thing is that this information is something you access when
something is already going wrong. So avoiding a few possible failure
conditions (e.g. determining the image name either requires a priori
knowledge or depends on the boot loader) seems rather desirable to me.

Or can we have a standard, reasonably reliable way for determining the
path name of the currently running image ? (E.g. for LILO, the command
is lilo -I `sed '/.*BOOT_IMAGE=\([^ ]*\).*/s//\1/' </proc/cmdline`
But what about GRUB, LOADLIN, SILO, MILO, ... ?)

- Werner

 / Werner Almesberger, ICA, EPFL, CH /
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