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

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> 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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