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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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