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SubjectRe: bug database braindump from the kernel summit
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.

"Love the dolphins," she advised him. "Write by W.A.S.T.E.."

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