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SubjectRe: bug database braindump from the kernel summit
Oliver Xymoron wrote:
>
> On Sun, 1 Apr 2001, Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
> > On Sun, 1 Apr 2001, David Lang wrote:
> > > if we want to get the .config as part of the report then we need to make
> > > it part of the kernel in some standard way (the old /proc/config flamewar)
> > > it's difficult enough sometimes for the sysadmin of a box to know what
> > > kernel is running on it, let alone a bug reporting script.
> >
> > Let's hope it's not a flamewar, but here goes :)
> >
> > We -need- .config, but /proc/config seems like pure bloat.
>
> As a former proponent of /proc/config (I wrote one of the much-debated
> patches), I tend to agree. Debian's make-kpkg does the right thing, namely
> treating .config the same way it treats System-map, putting it in the
> package and eventually installing it in /boot/config-x.y.z. If Redhat's
> kernel-install script did the same it would rapidly become a non-issue.

How about /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build/.config ? It's already there.

Tom

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