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    SubjectRe: Given an image, how can show its config?
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    > On Sat, 23 Sep 2000 11:33:31 +0200, 
    > Daniel Phillips <news-innominate.list.linux.kernel@innominate.de> 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 System.map.gz 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 System.map | gzip | wc -c
    > 107591

    Definitely, this feature should be optional.

    > 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.

    Did you ever try to manage ~50 different kernels built from the same source tree ?

    3 * 50 = 150


    Andrzej

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