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

From: Albert D. Cahalan (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 13:16:09 EST

Alan Cox writes:

>> where you overwrite your old kernel image with a new one without
>> rebooting instantly).
>> But is it so much more expensive than a /proc/config.whatever ?
> Use that argument 50 times and your kernel has grown 100K.

If I get the same level of benefit 50 times, wonderful!

With /proc/config.gz, there is no need to wonder where the
previous admin stored his config file.

> Unfortunately everyone keeps using the argument and forgetting
> the cumulative effect

The effect is additive, not multiplicative. Considering the
exponential nature of Moore's Law, additive bloat is no bloat
at all.

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