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SubjectRe: How to check the kernel compile options ?
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On February 13, 2002 07:27 pm, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> >
> > | On Wed, 13 Feb 2002, Horst von Brand wrote:
> > |
> > | > Daniel Phillips <phillips@bonn-fries.net> said:
> > | > > On February 12, 2002 05:38 pm, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> > | >
> > | > [...]
> > | [SNIPPED...]
> > |
> > | My idea is to take the .config file and remove most of its
> > | redundancy and unnecessary verbage. Then, the result is
> > | compressed and written to a constant global array, linked
> > | into the kernel. Both the array and the array length will then
> > | be available from /proc/kcore for user-mode tools to recreate the
> > | .config file.
> >
> > This is a bit similar to what I did last weekend (and attach
> > here). Mine goes into the kernel boot file, however, so that
> > it can be read even when the kernel isn't running.
> >
> > I'll experiment with ideas from Andreas (thanks) or Ian Soboroff
> > to create a userspace get-config tool.
> >
> > One small nit: you say "user-mode tools", but /proc/kcore
> > is read-only for root only -- right?
> > That's not desirable or required IMO.
>
> Hmmm. You are going to make a kernel and don't have root-access to
> create a kernel configuration file?

Reducing the number of operations that have to be performed as root
is Good[tm].

--
Daniel
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