Re: [PATCH] 2.2: /proc/config.gz

From: Andi Kleen (
Date: Fri Sep 01 2000 - 07:27:39 EST

On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 02:23:57PM +0200, wrote:
> I don't see the advantage over Alan's proposal of simply adding the
> config data to the bzImage or whatever is the most common format on
> the respective platform. You still have the same fundamental problem
> to solve (i.e. accessing the file), plus you may need to extend the
> boot loader(s) to support a new format ...

I just don't see much advantage in a bzImage anymore, given the disk sizes
of modern computers. For kernel debugging I prefer to have an unpacked
vmlinux with symbol table. Would it be that hard to make lilo support unpacked,
unmangled ELF kernels ?

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