Thanks for taking the time to reply and refreshing my memory about
I imply from your reply that there is no carry forward feature via
the menu xconfig. I guess it was wishful thinking in my original
message there might be. Not an big issue, just thought I ask in case
I missed something in reading and searching the kernel doc.
Thanks for tip that the tuneable VM items may be implemented via
John L. Males
04 September 2001 14:49
Copies to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Question Re AC Patch with VM Tuneable Parms for
From: Doug McNaught <email@example.com>
Date sent: 04 Sep 2001 10:59:55 -0400
> "John L. Males" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Can someone advise me if the "Make several vm behaviours tunable
> > for now" as of the 2.4.9-ac4 patch are implemented in the kernel
> > .config file? If so is there an easy way to carry forward a
> > 2.4.8 version of the .config file using "make xconfig" so that I
> > do not have to set all the setting I have made from scratch? I
> > get the sense from the Kernel documentation that one can run a
> > process that will ask one only those parameters that have been
> > changed or added rather that all of them, but best I can tell
> > this is a console y/n/?? type response.
> You have to do the carry-forward on the command line, using
> 'make oldconfig'. It will prompt you to answer any questions that
> aren't in the old config file, which will usually be fairly few.
> So it's not that bad, and you only have to do it once per upgrade.
> Once you've done it, you can use 'menuconfig' as usual to tune your
> BTW, it's quite likely (though I haven't looked at it) that the
> VM tunables are in /proc rather than being config options.
> Free Dmitry Sklyarov!
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