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SubjectRe: kernel .config support?
On Thu, 2 Jan 2003, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

| On 2 Jan 2003, Alan Cox wrote:
|
| > On Thu, 2003-01-02 at 14:32, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
| > >
| > > whatever happened to that funky option from 2.4 --
| > > for kernel .config support, which allegedly buried the
| > > config file inside the kernel itself. (it never worked --
| > > the alleged extraction script scripts/extract-ikconfig
| > > depended on a program called "binoffset" that didn't
| > > exist in that distribution.)
| >
| > Its never been in the standard 2.4 kernel. The facility has been in the
| > -ac kernel, and was recently submitted for consideration in 2.5
|
| that's odd. the selection for kernel .config support has been in
| the red hat config menus for at least the last release, as well
| as the extraction script .../scripts/extract-ikconfig. but this
| never worked due to a missing "binoffset" utility. i even filed
| a bugzilla on that (bug 65677).

I wasn't aware of this...oh well.
"binoffset.c" is available at
http://www.osdl.org/archive/rddunlap/patches/

| just curious -- how did that ever end up in the distributed red hat
| kernel if it was never standard? strange.

Not really.

--
~Randy

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