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

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Fri Sep 01 2000 - 07:28:08 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 ...

My goal would be to ensure that the bootloader didnt need to be modified.
It seems to work fine if you blindly tack junk on the end of a bzImage

As to the tool argument - looking for a 16byte magic key sequence and printing
the rest is not hard.

> 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

Routers with 16Mb of flash prefer bzImage 8)

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