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SubjectRe: [IDEA] Developers: your opinion badly needed ! (Was: [PATCH] /proc/config.gz)
On Mon, 1 Jun 1998, Vinod G. Kulkarni wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 01, 1998 at 03:04:05PM +1000, Kevin Lentin wrote:
>
>
> > > 1) make zImage (make bzImage)
> > > 2) cat System.map >> zImage (bzImage)
> > > 3) boot the new image
> > > 4) cat /proc/ksyms_internal will open the zImage (bzImage) file, read the
> > > data at the end of image and show it.
> > >
> > > - Data is NOT linked into the kernel (~ 130 Kb of data), so NO kernel
> > > bloat, except of course for the /proc code.
>
> It seems to me that there are couple of things which can be appended to kernel
> in this manner:
> 1. Config file
> 2. System.map
> 3. Selected set of modules.
> 4. Minimal root image (Quick aid in case there is file system failure)
> 5. Any other user-required features
[...]

Very interesting idea.
This evening I have posted the patch for the System.map only. In the next
days, if I see that there is some interest, I can include the .config data
too.

Ciao,
Riccardo.


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