Subject: Re: Kernel configs compiled into the kernel.
To: None <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/19/1999 23:24:21
On Tue, 19 Jan 1999 21:58:07 +1100 (EST)  Darren Reed wrote:

> One feature I've seen on FreeBSD which I think would not go missing on
> NetBSD is being able to include the kernel config in the compiled kernel.
> I'm not too sure of the cons (apart from size increase) but there should
> be some obvious pros.
> Comments ?

The largest GENERIC kernel is the i386 one at over 19k, and both bzip2
and gzip compress it to just under 7k.  I don't think the size increase
will be a huge problem, but we'd probably want some way of disabling it
on install-type kernels.