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    SubjectRe: [IDEA] Developers: your opinion badly needed ! (Was: [PATCH] /proc/config.gz)
    On Tue, 2 Jun 1998, Marty Leisner wrote:

    > I want to voice my 2 cents...
    >
    > Having a /proc/config is a good idea.
    >
    > Having to match static files with a running kernel is a bad
    > idea...no matter how careful you are, you may make mistakes (assuming
    > you can find the file).

    md5sum is your friend.
    You md5sum the kernel and sign with this sum the running kernel and the
    static kernel.

    > The solution for /boot/*-${VERSION} is not sufficient when
    > multiple kernels exists for the same version...
    >
    > When you need this information, you want ACCURATE infomation, not a guess
    > (multiple files are a guess).

    But catting relevant data at the end of a kernel is ACCURATE. The only
    problem to resolve is find a way to match the running kernel with the
    image file ... and if not match, better assume no file is provided.

    Ciao,
    Riccardo.


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