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SubjectRe: alternate /proc/config.gz patch and a kfree question.
On Sun, 31 May 1998, Andrew J. Anderson wrote:

#
# Well, since I'm the one who started this whole thread, I may as well post
# my version of the patch so that the best of both methods may be merged
# into something that may get accepted into the mainsteam kernel.
#

Ooohhkay...

This implementation of /proc/config.gz is enough beyond my grasp that I
can't even comment on its viability or it's relationship to my 2nd patch.
It's simply above my understanding of kernel internals.

About the only three things I can say are:

* the more complicated something is, the more easily it breaks.
* it was my understand that perl was a no-no for mainstream inclusion. Cuz
if it isn't, I reduce my two pronged approach (1 .sh, 1.c) into a single
perl script.
* the footprints of these two are greatly different. I show about a 1000
byte increase in runtime size in my version. Much less than the other.

If the general consensus is that Andrew's approach is better, I'm very
likely out of the bidding for the job. I don't believe that what code I
could produce would be from a knowledgable enough background to guarantee
any sort of correctness to it.

(The above was not said with a bitter tone to it, though mild
disappointment at the loss of control might accurate enough :)

.............................................................................
..nicholas j. leon..........mrnick.binary9.net.........nicholas@binary9.net..

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