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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.2: /proc/config.gz
** Reply to message from Keith Owens <kaos@ocs.com.au> on Thu, 31 Aug 2000
11:49:34 +1100


> >Wow, this is incredibly useful!!! Why, or why, isn't this part of the standard
> >kernel?!?!? It would save so many headaches building kernels.
>
> Because it is easier to solve the problem in user space. Just copy
> .config to /lib/modules/<version>. Look at modutils 2.3.14 onwards, it
> has a list of /lib/modules/<version>/filenames that will be ignored.
> modprobe -c reports

It's not the same thing. /proc/config.gz guarantees that you'll get the right
information from the currently running kernel. Your method relies on having
matching files around, which pretty much negates the whole point behind
/proc/config.gz.


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