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    SubjectRe: Given an image, how can show its config?
    On Sat, 23 Sep 2000 11:33:31 +0200, 
    Daniel Phillips <> wrote:
    >I'd just like to remind you of Alan Cox's suggestion about appending
    >.config.gz to bzImage so that it doesn't get loaded into memory, and
    >my suggestion to put there as well.

    I worry about anything that increases the on disk size of bzImage, even
    if the extra data does not get loaded into kernel memory.

    629590 2.2.16/arch/i386/boot/bzImage
    786273 2.4.0-test8/arch/i386/boot/bzImage

    cat .config | gzip | wc -c

    That would take my 2.4.0 bzImage to 893864, it does not leave much room
    out of a 1.4Mb floppy for LILO files. We could have multiple make
    targets, with and without appended config/map but that just complicates
    the build environment.

    This is all to protect those few poor 'administrators' who cannot keep
    track of three separate files. We should not coddle such idiots, if
    they cannot track 3 files they should not be configuring Linux.
    Anybody who loses their config and will learn from their
    mistake and only do it once or they will never learn, in which case
    they are better off running Windows.

    "Think of it as evolution in action".

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