Re: config procfs patch

Nicholas J. Leon (
Fri, 23 May 1997 09:19:10 -0400 (EDT)

On 23 May 1997, Tom May wrote:

# > The attached patch adds
# > a build option for incorporating the settings in .config
# > into the kernel as a file in /proc.
# This is the third time I've seen a patch to do this go by, they've all
# gotten shot down, but I can never remember why . . . I guess I'll find
# out all over again.

I thought it was because on some heavily configured systems, the resultant
file would be over 4K in size [which is the largest size a /proc entry can
have, right??]

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