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SubjectRe: My personal wish-list
On 29 Apr 96 at 14:50, Scott H. Perlman wrote:

> Graham Mitchell wrote:
> > On 26 Apr 96 at 16:09, Aaron Fredrick Tiensivu wrote:
> > > o 'vmlinuz' created as a symlink pointing to 'vmlinuz_x.x.xxx' , same with
> > > System.map. That way, no need to go probing to the file looking for version
> > > signature.
> >
>
> I already have all my kernels with version numbers.
>
> make zlilo is not necessary, try
> $ make zImage && cp boot/arch/i86/zImage /vmlinux-x.x.xx
> $ vi /etc/lilo.conf && lilo
>
> make zlilo will automatically install vmlinuz and manage your kernels, which
> is great if you are building a stable kernel, and only need one backup.
> If you are playing with x.[13579].x you probably want a bit more control over
> which kernels you keep around.

All good ideas, but I never liked the name "vmlinux"; it's
"zImage-1.3.95" (for example) for me.

BTW: HP-UX 10 has it's kernel in /stand/ together with the
configuration file. Shouldn't Linux add "/config-1.3.95" when a
kernel is installed? An other thing is the system map...

Ulrich


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