Re: Possible /etc/kernel.conf?

Hartmut Niemann (
Tue, 14 May 1996 17:10:32 +0200 (MSZ)

> On Mon, 13 May 1996, Shinanyaku wrote:
> > You know. If a /proc/config existed, it could be used during kernel
> > configuration also. An autoconfig would be only a script away.
> >
> > > I have implement this a long time ago but felt that people would consider
> > > a kernel bloat. Any interest, I must have the patch somewhere.
> Well, it would be nice to have an /etc/kernel.conf file, actually. I'm not
> sure how useful /proc/config would be, but it would be logical to make
> /etc/kernel.conf a link to it. At the very least, it'd be highly useful to
> take the basic kernel configuration out of the kernel source directory, at
> least as some sort of option....
No, a _file_ /etc/kernel.conf is IMO a bad idea. Those who really need to know how a kernel
was built usually have more than one kernel to boot, so this information must
be stored _in_ the kernel image.

> lilo
+--+ Hartmut

Hartmut Niemann
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