Say that we decide to go with /proc/config. In that case I think that
Jeremy is right on with the compressing of the info.
linux-2.4.3# cat .config | grep ^CONFIG_ | wc -c
linux-2.4.3# cat .config | grep ^CONFIG_ | gzip | wc -c
While 3k is not a lot, >1k would be even better. The /proc/config could
just unzip the compressed config stored in the kernel on the fly.
This would reduce the 'bloat'. Of course this functionality would be
configurable and maybe off by default. Although if it's not available on a
default kernel of distribution X, Y and Z there is little merit in it as
install scripts for 3rd party drivers could not reliably use it.
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