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SubjectRe: Big kernel again

Turning off smp will make it a lot smaller.

Max on bzImage is (I believe) 16megs.

On Wed, 2 Dec 1998, Matthias Andree wrote:

> Well, the issue that was brought up in a separate thread is:
>
> The default kernel is already above 543 on an x86.
>
> Although bzImage helps, why not just remove zImage and put some
>
> zImage: bzImage
>
> into the Makefiles?
>
> Besides: what is the current absolute limit of 2.1 kernels with
> bzImage again? I consider it useful to have a fully-fledged kernel with
> everything linked in - no modules. Might be safety reasons, might be
> shutting down the hard disk after boot (well, okay, insmod without
> removable option would do also), might be saving the kernel module
> loader overhead or anything else.
>
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