Re: NEW! Linux Kernel Configuration Manager

David S. Miller (
Mon, 14 Apr 1997 22:05:23 -0400

Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 18:18:48 +0100
From: David Howells <>

I now have a patch for the Linux kernel (albeit 2.1.29 at the moment) to give
the kernel a extensive configuration manager. See my web pages at:

for the patch and an HTML version of the manual.
also be turned into HTML using an appropriate utility (eg: texi2html).

This is really nice work. In fact, I think the configuration manager
you have written can provide a huge step towards completely cleaning
up our device driver subsystem in the kernel.

It should be trivial to add the necessary support for bus and dma/io
architecture specific things some other platforms (Sparc, M68k, etc.)
need. This in particular is what I like about the configuration

Yow! 11.26 MB/s remote host TCP bandwidth & ////
199 usec remote TCP latency over 100Mb/s ////
ethernet. Beat that! ////
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