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SubjectRe: How to check the kernel compile options ?
Marco Colombo <> said:


> No, applications already can (should) recover from a "missing feature"
> error, after executing some syscall. Even if your .config says you've
> compile the scsi tape driver into the running kernel, it doesn't mean
> there is a scsi tape attached somewhere. And if your kernel is modular,
> how can an application tell if some module is avalable? .config may
> say that feature was compliled as a module, but has no knowledge of the
> binary module being accessible or not.

.config might even say there is no support for <foo>, but there is in the
form of a third-party module addon. The only way out is to try and recover
if it fails.
Horst von Brand # 22616
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