I'm currently trying to rebuild the kernel for a proprietary device. In order to do this I will need to produce a kernel config for the device. While I could likely do this through trial and error, it would be better to see if I can extract the config from the running host.
That being said the running kernel was not compiled with
CONFIG_IKCONFIG (and thus not
CONFIG_IKCONFIG_PROC either). This means that there is no
/proc/config.gz to extract.
In addition, they didn't bother to package the config in
/boot either. Thus, the two common places where a kernel config is generally stored are out of luck.
Most everything was compiled statically into this kernel:
# cat /proc/modules linux_user_bde 12327 0 - Live 0xf8536000 (PO) linux_kernel_bde 29225 1 linux_user_bde, Live 0xf8524000 (PO) pciDrv 1448 0 - Live 0xf8510000 (O) iTCO_wdt 4456 0 - Live 0xf83fb000 iTCO_vendor_support 2003 1 iTCO_wdt, Live 0xf83f7000 i2c_dev 5443 0 - Live 0xf83f2000 i2c_i801 9421 0 - Live 0xf83eb000 i2c_core 20859 3 i2cscan,i2c_dev,i2c_i801, Live 0xf83e0000 igb 148294 0 - Live 0xf83ae000 (O) dca 4665 0 - Live 0xf804c000 # ls -l /proc/conf* ls: /proc/conf*: No such file or directory # find /boot/ -name "conf*" # modprobe configs modprobe: module 'configs' not found #