Re: A couple "normal user" questions..

Jacques Gelinas (
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 22:15:33 -0500 (EST)

On Thu, 30 Jan 1997, Craig Milo Rogers wrote:

> >> /proc/config
> ...
> >I don't want 8K of my kernel wasted because I can't remember to save config
> >files.
> Perhaps this should be a config option? CONFIG_PROC_CONFIG?

I would add that this is far from 8K. For the following reason

-You store only what is being configured in the kernel
if it is not it is not.
-Many configuration option are visible in /proc already
-Stuff selected as module don't need to told. they are modules

This would amount at few hundred byte to the most. I have done something
like this 2 years ago. I have added a minor modification to the current
config script and it was possible to extract "useful" configuration
information and build /proc/config dynamicly at kernel compile time. In
the config script, I was flagging the config option which were useful
(because their status could not be grabbed at run time from other mean).

Jacques Gelinas (
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