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SubjectRe: How to check the kernel compile options ?
On Feb 13, 2002  00:10 +0200, Ville Herva wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 12, 2002 at 02:06:24PM -0700, you [Andreas Dilger] wrote:
> >
> > You can also extract it from an uncompressed kernel (vmlinux) or the
> > module with "strings <file> | grep '[A-Z]*=[ym]$'". It is simple
> > enough to search for the gzip magic (1f 8b 08 00 at about 16-18kB)
> > in a zImage or bzImage, and then pipe it to gunzip and strings as above.

Just as a clarification, the module configs can be stored in the short form:

EXPERIMENTAL=y
MODULES=y
PCI=y
:
:

I checked, in my current kernel/modules nothing matches the above regexp,
and even if it did, having a garbage config value wouldn't be fatal.

> Such script could live in /usr/src/linux/scripts. The same script could
> perhaps extract the version string as well. Anybody got a clue how to find
> it reliably? Is this reliable
>
> strings /boot/bzImage |
> egrep '^[0-9]+\.[0-9]\.+.*\(.*@.*\).*[0-9]+:[0-9]+:[0-9]+' |
> head -1

This will work for the bzImage, but not the uncompressed kernel. If you
remove the "^" (start of line) requirement it works for both:

egrep '[0-9]+\.[0-9]\.+.*\(.*@.*\).*[0-9]+:[0-9]+:[0-9]+'

Cheers, Andreas
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Andreas Dilger
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2resize/
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/

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