Re: autoconfiguring kernel

Jason Duerstock (
Tue, 30 Apr 1996 09:32:01 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 29 Apr 1996, Justin Dossey wrote:

> What about having a configure script for the linux kernel, then instead of
> the PnP-style "telling you what you have," it could submit it to the user
> for approval (read "curses")--All on one page. Necessary changes would
> then be made. Not true plug-and-play, but a little autodetection can be
> helpful.

While certainly not a perfect solution, I think it would be handy for
config to pick up the current system configuration from /proc/pci,
/proc/filesystems, /proc/net/dev, etc. While not particularly useful
when starting off (because most preconfigured kernels have LOTS of things
selected that the user won't need), it would help for people who have
previously tailored their kernel.

Jason Duerstock