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

From: Werner Almesberger (
Date: Mon Sep 04 2000 - 05:24:02 EST

Philipp Rumpf wrote:
> isn't that what the version string (/proc/version at runtime, start_sys
> in the bzImage) is for ?

Hmm yes, that should be good enough.

> Most architectures can boot ELF images -- defining section names for
> .config.gz and the version string in the ELF file can be done in an
> architecture-independent fashion.

Yep, then add some magic number and a checksum, and you can have an
architecture-independent retrieval program.

- Werner

 / Werner Almesberger, ICA, EPFL, CH /
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