Re: Given an image, how can show its config?

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Wed Sep 27 2000 - 07:48:25 EST

On 27 Sep 2000 12:15:41 GMT,
Christoph Hellwig <> wrote:
>Keith Owens <> wrote:
>> current method of handling multiple configs or machines leaves a bit to
>> be desired.
>The best idea is to autmatically add some kind of release number to the

Not automatic, more likely add a USER field to uname -r. Leave it up
to the kernel builder what they want to put there, most will leave it
blank. The first four fields are reserved for Linus, the fifth is
anything the kernel builder wants. I can just imagine this

make USER=-pre7-vm76-kdb1.5beta1-aa137.2c bzImage modules
# uname -r
/lib/modules/2.4.0-test9-pre7-vm76-kdb1.5beta1-aa137.2c/... :)

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