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SubjectRe: Recovering .config from vmlinuz and System.map
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Hello Randy,

Not sure if it's your patch that RH has included, but that was it,
the .config stuff in the kernel...

Thanks very much !

Regards,
Paul

Paul Rolland, rol@witbe.net
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy.Dunlap [mailto:rddunlap@osdl.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2003 6:01 PM
> To: Paul Rolland
> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: Recovering .config from vmlinuz and System.map
>
>
> On Tue, 18 Feb 2003 15:29:16 +0100
> "Paul Rolland" <rol@as2917.net> wrote:
>
> | I've a box running a linux 2.4.18-14 (RH stuff), for which
> I've lost
> | the .config file...
> |
> | I've gone through a long .config recovery process by looking at the
> | entries in System.map, changing the configuration, building the
> | kernel, diffing the new System.map with the reference one,
> again and
> | again.
> |
> | The diff process was done only on the symbol names and the
> last diff
> | states : diff -urN System.map-9 System.map-2.4.18-sound | less
> | --- System.map-9 Tue Feb 18 13:36:33 2003
> | +++ System.map-2.4.18-sound Tue Feb 18 09:47:47 2003
> | @@ -10776,6 +10776,7 @@
> | d __setup_str_console_setup
> | d __setup_str_reserve_setup
> | d startup.0
> | +d configs
> | d zone_balance_ratio
> | d zone_balance_min
> | d zone_balance_max
> |
> | Could someone direct me to where is located this "configs"
> stuff that
> | I can't find ?
>
> I wrote an optional feature that stores kernel .config info
> inside the 'vmlinux' file in an array named 'configs'. I
> don't know if it's included in your kernel or not.
>
> Some patches for this in-kernel-config feature are available
> at http://www.osdl.org/archive/rddunlap/patches/ikconfig/
> and it's in Alan Cox's 2.4.-recent patches.
>
> --
> ~Randy
>

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