Re: [EXAMPLE-PATCH] /proc/config

Jakob Borg (
Mon, 1 Jun 1998 01:29:55 +0200

On Sun, May 31, 1998 at 08:55:44PM +0200, Roderich Schupp wrote:

> Martin Mares <> said:
> > There is lib/deflate.c, but if you don't use PPP, ftape nor
> > ramdisk, it is not linked in. Forcing it to be linked just for sake
> > of the /proc/config.gz thing seems to be even worse than not
> > compressing the option list at all.

I may be way out, but what seems obvious to me is that since the kernel configuration won't change unless you recompile the kernel, why not simply use gzip to compress the configuration listing before linking it in to the kernel?

The way you can provide a /proc/config.gz without any special gzip code in the kernel.

Jakob Borg <>
[Linux narayan 2.1.103 i586]

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