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SubjectRe: How to check the kernel compile options ?
At 01:22 PM 2/4/02, you wrote:
>Followup to: <>
>By author: David Relson <>
>In newsgroup:
> >
> > I remember discussion of that patch some time ago and the main complaint
> > about it was that it increases the size of the kernel, i.e. vmlinuz. Why
> > not put the need info in a module? Doing that would enable the following
> > command:
> >
> > zgrep CONFIG_PROC /lib/modules/`uname -r`/config.gz
> >
> > (or something similar).
> >
>Uhm, no. The problem with it is that you're using kernel memory
>because you're not willing to manage userspace competently, so modules
>(in fact, *using modules at all*) would be right out.

Yeah, it does have the undesirable dependency on modules, doesn't it?

>I have had in my /sbin/installkernel a clause to save .config as
>config-<foo> when I install vmlinuz-<foo>; I believe anyone not doing
>that[1] is, quite frankly, a moron.

Why not a simple patch for "make install" to do this?

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