I'm doing a homework assignment for my college, and I'm trying to find the parameters used in kernel compilation on RedHat.

My teacher asks: "Analyse and describes in terms of models of each version of linux for Servers: process, scheduling, memory management, file system, security"

I can't find anything on RedHat documentation (what I found was too brief).

I searched the entire RedHat website and I couldn't find it, can someone give me a pointer?

  • You can usually find the kernel configs for installed kernels in /boot. – phemmer Jun 17 '14 at 2:23

The most common way is zcat /proc/config.gz, that should get your the configuration for the running kernel.

You may also checkout the source RPMS of kernel-X package, where you can find configuration of other architectures as well

  • uhm, i think its not what i need, dont have documentation? i tryied to find on redhat website but i failed. – PlayMa256 Jun 17 '14 at 2:44
  • @MatheusSilva Read this link stackoverflow.com/questions/5779332/… it should get you a hint on source code & documentation – daisy Jun 17 '14 at 2:45
  • /proc/config.gz isn't usually compiled in on RHEL kernels. (Look in /boot for the config-* files instead -- why take up memory when a static file will do? – mattdm Jun 17 '14 at 2:55
  • @MatheusSilva If this answer -- the direct, actual kernel parameters used! -- doesn't provide you what you need to know for your homework, then you need to clarify further what your homework actually asks. – mattdm Jun 17 '14 at 2:58
  • @mattdm updated my question, maybe i clarified what i want. – PlayMa256 Jun 17 '14 at 3:32

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