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SubjectRe: How to check if kernel sources are installed on a system?
On Sun, 2006-05-28 15:03:20 +0200, Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> wrote:
> > > I'd really like to see a distro-agnostic way to retrieve the kernel
> > > configuration. /proc/config.gz has existed for soem time but many
> > > distros inexplicably don't enable it.
> >
> > /boot/config-`uname -r`
>
> What's the reason for distros to disable /proc/config.gz?

To save memory? The config can be placed as a plain file, so why
waste non-swappable kernel memory for a task that can easily be done
with a simple file?

MfG, JBG

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