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    SubjectRe: How to check the kernel compile options ?
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    On February 7, 2002 05:13 am, Mike Touloumtzis wrote:
    > On Wed, Feb 06, 2002 at 10:15:49AM +0100, Daniel Phillips wrote:
    > > On February 5, 2002 11:13 pm, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
    > > > Alex Bligh - linux-kernel wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > I would be surprised if there is anyone on this list
    > > > > who has not lost at some point either the .config, the
    > > > > kysms, or something similar associated with at least
    > > > > one build they've made.
    > > >
    > > > Sure. And people have lost their root filesystems due to "rm -rf /".
    > > > That doesn't mean we build the entire (real) root filesystem into the
    > > > kernel.
    > >
    > > Well, it seems to be down to you and Arjan aguing that this usability
    > > improvement isn't needed, vs quite a few *users* who are complaining about
    > > the current state of things, as well they should because it's less good
    than
    > > it could be.
    >
    > Numeric participation on lkml discussions is not an indication of much.
    > If lkml accurately reflected the state of Linux and its userbase, Linux
    > would be the most crash-prone, bug-ridden, chaotic environment ever :-).
    >
    > There's probably a lot of people (like me) who use distribution tools like
    > Debian's kernel-package to build and manage kernel packages. If you're
    > used to using the right packaging tools, it looks kind of silly to stuff
    > text files into the kernel in case they're deleted, instead of doing:
    >
    > $ dpkg -x kernel-image-2.4.17_1.00.Custom_i386.deb ~/tmp/
    > $ cat ~/tmp/boot/config-2.4.17
    >
    > The kernel is just a program, and this is a tools problem. You don't
    > see people arguing that cat's documentation should be moved into /bin/cat
    > in case administrators misplace "cat.1.gz".

    Cat is standard, kernels aren't. When was the last time you installed a
    custom cat?

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    Daniel
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