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SubjectRe: AW: Given an image, how can show its config?
On Wed, 27 Sep 2000, David Ford wrote:

> James Sutherland wrote:
>
> > No. I am assuming you are installing the kernel on the machine you do
> > "make modules_install" on. Obviously it is possible to install a different
> > kernel image of the same version without updating the modules - but if you
> > do so, expect nasty things to happen anyway if you're using modules!
>
> I normally compile on one machine and distribute it. This isn't a viable
> solution.

Unless you omit the modules directory, that's not a problem.

> > In more complex cases, find a more complex solution - this is a nice
> > simple solution which works for the typical case of building and
> > installing a kernel!
> >
> > If you are DIY upgrading a box's kernel, this solution works fine. If
> > you're maintaining a distribution, you should be able to use this solution
> > without much extra effort. If you are building kernels to DIY upgrade
> > other machines, and don't bother copying /lib/modules/`uname -r` then you
> > need to find another solution. I doubt this scenario is common enough to
> > justify denying the vast majority of Linux users this facility!
>
> Linus tends to go for the 'perfect' solution, not the 'almost' solution. I
> fully agree. uname -r simply doesn't have the granularity necessary.

It's worked perfectly well so far.


James.

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