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SubjectRe: AW: Given an image, how can show its config?
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.


> 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.

-d

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