Re: How about a /proc/patches ?

Andrea Arcangeli (
Wed, 25 Feb 1998 22:13:59 +0100 (CET)

On Wed, 25 Feb 1998, Mikael Pettersson wrote:

>Chris Fowler wrote:
>> Is there anybody out there who has thought about creating a patch for the
>> kernel that would create a file /proc/patches that would list in it all
>> the patches applied to that kernel.

This is a waste of kernel memory. At least that data should be compressed
and swapped out.

>Like in Henning's patch, patches are supposed to have one-line
>description files in init/patches/. These lines are added to

So why not run cat init/patches/* instead of /proc/patches?

Andrea[s] Arcangeli

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