INCLUDE_CONFIG_FILE off-by-one problem

Wojciech A. Koszek wkoszek at
Fri Jun 29 23:22:08 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 10:18:40AM +0300, Danny Braniss wrote:
> to get the config file from the kernel, one can use config -k, which
> executes elfdump to get the offset and size. The size is actually 1(one)
> byte too big, and so the output of config -k contains a NULL/0/^@ as
> the last byte. I think the problem is in the elf file.

Why do you think that the problem lies in the ELF file?

Can you confirm that following sysctls:


don't suffer from the same problem?

> btw, it would realy be nice if the sys/conf/NOTES file is updated.

I can change NOTES soon. I have huge email lag.


Wojciech A. Koszek
wkoszek at

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