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SubjectRe: A couple "normal user" questions..
On Thu, 30 Jan 1997, Aaron Tiensivu wrote:

> RFC:
> /proc/config
> This would be simply the .config that was used in compilation of the kernel.
> I'm sure a lot of people have kernels lying around and they don't know what
> they compiled into it, and didn't keep the related .config around either. The
> reason I think it should be a /proc option is that it would be an easy reminder
> and a small portion of code.
> That way.. for newbies to kernels, a userland program could parse /proc/config
> and tell them exactly what is configured into the kernel.

Not only that, but if you get a kernel from somewhere else (mostly in
distributions) you can see what's in and what isn't. I think it's a good
idea. It could be made optional.

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