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SubjectRe: /proc/config idea
J . A . Magallon wrote:

> On 04.03 David Lang wrote:
>
>> if the distro/sysadmin _always_ installs the kernel the 'right way' then
>> the difference isn't nessasarily that large, but if you want reliability
>> on any system it may be worth loosing a page or so of memory (hasn't
>> someone said that the data can be compressed to <1K?) make it so that you
>> need a common external tool to use the data and deliver it from the kernel
>> in compressed form and you don't even need to put the decompression
>> routine in the kernel (cat /proc/sys/kernel/config |gunzip >config)
>>
>
> Just my 2 cents...
>
> If this has not been done for System.map, that is a much more important
> info for debug and oops, and the de facto standard is to put it aside
> kernel with some standadr naming, lets use the same method for config.
>
That would be great and all, but can you tell me how to do it when I
have 3 or 4 different compiles of the same kernel version?

-b


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