Re: [PATCH] fix os release detection in module-init-tools-0.9.6
John Bradford (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Wed, 1 Jan 2003 16:23:08 +0000 (GMT)
> > | Um, you read the .config, which hopefully is stored somewhere.
> > | (Although you could resurrect the /proc/config patch which goes around
> > | every so often). There are many things you can't tell by reading
> > | /proc/ksyms.
> > Right, the .config file is the answer. And there are at least 2
> > patch solutions for it, the /proc/config that Rusty mentioned, or
> > the in-kernel config that Khalid Aziz and others from HP did along
> > with me, and it's in 2.4.recent-ac or 2.5.recent-dcl or 2.5.recent-cgl.
> It would be useful to have a few global options perhaps included in /proc
> (or wherever) on all kernels. By global I mean those which affect the
> entire kernel, like preempt or smp, rather than driver options. We already
> note 'tainted,' so this is not a totally new idea. It would seem that most
> of the processor options could fall in this class, MCE, IOAPIC, etc.
> If the aim is to speed stability, putting any of the "whole config"
> options in and defaulted on might be a step toward that.
Having all of the config options in a /proc/config file would be a
great help for people using my new bug database, because it would
allow them to upload the .config for their current kernel even if it
is not one they have compiled themselves.
At the moment, the facility to search for bugs via the config options
that cause them is only useful for people who are compiling their own
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