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SubjectRe: How to check the kernel compile options ?
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.

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

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