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    SubjectRe: Linux v2.5.46

    On Tue, 5 Nov 2002, Kai Germaschewski wrote:
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    > > Why not just hexdump the thing into an array of char foo.c file,
    > > then compile that.
    >
    > Well, I wouldn't think there's any toolchain which doesn't support the
    > current way when given the right flags, so that looks faster and cleaner
    > to me.

    Especially since we expect the array to be potentially megabytes in the
    end (especially if somebody wants to make a bootable CD using this), and
    at least traditional gcc's would do horrible O(n^2) things with big
    initialized arrays.

    Much better to just tell the tools it is a blob.

    Linus

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