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SubjectRe: Kernel bloat 2.4 vs. 2.5
Daniel Egger <degger@fhm.edu> wrote:
>
> Hija,
>
> I've seen surprisingly few messages about the dramatic size increase
> between a simple 2.4 and a 2.5 kernel image.
>
> I just decided to check back with the 2.5 series again after my last try
> with 2.5.53 (which wouldn't even boot) but had to dramatically cut down
> the kernel featurewise to keep it below 1MB because I can't boot it over
> tftp otherwise.
>
> 909824 Feb 14 20:02 vmlinuz-192.168.11.3-2.4.20
> 954880 Mar 4 17:01 vmlinuz-192.168.11.3-2.5.63

2.4 has magical size reduction tricks in it which were not brought into 2.5
because we expect that gcc will do it for us.

Please specify the compiler which was used, and use /usr/bin/size to report
image sizes.


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