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SubjectRe: zImage now holds vmlinux, System.map and config in sections. (fwd)
On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 11:35:57 +0000
Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 01:07:04PM +0200, Ville Herva wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 09:25:20AM +0000, you [Russell King] wrote:
> > > Agreed - zImage is already around 1MB on many ARM machines, and since
> > > loading zImage over a serial port using xmodem takes long enough
> > > already, this is one silly feature I'll definitely keep out of the
> > > ARM tree.
> >
> > Why not make it a config option (like the other (two? three?) rejected
> > patches that implemented this did)?
>
> I, for one, do not see any point in trying to put more and more crap
> into one file, when its perfectly easy to just use the "cp" command
> to produce the same end result, namely a copy of zImage, System.map
> and configuration, thusly:
>
> cp arch/$ARCH/boot/zImage /boot/vmlinuz-$VERSION
> cp .config /boot/config-$VERSION
> cp System.map /boot/System.map-$VERSION
>

Hmm, and how would you implement that on a system (ppc/prep) that could very
easily netboot a kernel... no /boot needed? I for one build kernels on one
box that is more or less production and netboot another just to see it fail
horribly... having all stuff in one file could help....
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