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    SubjectRe: Given an image, how can show its config?
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    Keith Owens <kaos@ocs.com.au> said:

    [...]

    > 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 System.map | gzip | wc -c
    > 107591
    >
    > 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.

    Boot floppies shouldn't use "full" kernels with bells and whistles in any
    case.

    > 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 System.map will learn from their
    > mistake and only do it once or they will never learn, in which case
    > they are better off running Windows.

    Very true.
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    Horst von Brand vonbrand@sleipnir.valparaiso.cl
    Casilla 9G, Vin~a del Mar, Chile +56 32 672616
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