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

From: Oliver Xymoron (
Date: Thu Sep 07 2000 - 12:38:53 EST

On Thu, 31 Aug 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > /lib/modules/<version>/.config is a big step up from the current situation
> > and I'm grateful. But I do want /proc/config.gz in the kernel.
> So cat it with a magic lead in after the bzImage gzip block into the bzImage.
> If you dont even know what file you are running for kernel you have other
> problems anyway

There are still plenty of situations where this doesn't help. Booted from
unsupported USB floppy or CDROM? Netboot? Linload? ROM image?

As for the >4k bug, this was a punt on my part. There should be better
helper code in procfs to deal with handing out multiple pages and I didn't
feel like creating it.

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