2.6.8.1 Kernel Option

Andrei A. Voropaev av at simcon-mt.com
Thu Jan 13 01:05:23 PST 2005


On Thu, Jan 13, 2005 at 04:07:33AM +0000, Jeremy Shivers wrote:
> Initially when first configuring the kernel to build LFS 6 I just copied 
> the .config file from my Fedora Core 3 distribution. However, I don't 
> really know that much about what hardware I have in my computer and would 
> like to get away from the host distribution. I really want to build a 
> monolithic kernel that is optimized for my one computer. I was looking 
> through the options during the kernel configuration and in 'General Setup' 
> I noticed 'Kernel .config' support. The help text says "It provides 
> documentation of which kernel options are used in a running kernel or in an 
> on-disk kernel." If I build this selection into the kernel and rebuild it, 
> can I find out EXACTLY what options in the kernel are being used? Also, 
> does this give me the ability to know pretty much everything about my 
> hardware that is supported by linux? Thanks in advance.

To achieve your goal, I've used lspci utility (usually available in
/usr/sbin, if not, then google pci utilities) this lists all available
pci devices in your machine. Usually this is enough to set major
options. Everything else, as suggested, comes with probing.

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