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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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