Subject: Re: Kernel configs compiled into the kernel.
To: None <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/19/1999 09:29:56
>> 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.

actually...freebsd provides this as something one would have to
*enable*, as opposed to it being on by default.

although maybe it's just me...but i can't find my config in my freebsd
kernel here.

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