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SubjectRe: support of older compilers
On Sat, Nov 06, 2004 at 09:33:35AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Nov 2004, Andries Brouwer wrote:
> >
> > -rw-r--r-- 1 aeb users 3161708 2004-11-06 01:19 /boot/bzImage-2.6.9test
> >
> > Probably I select more filesystems than you do.
> Ugh, you're right. Doing a reasonably normal build without modules nets us
> 205K mm/built-in.o
> 336K kernel/built-in.o
> 451K sound/built-in.o
> 864K net/built-in.o
> 1016K fs/built-in.o
> 2.3M drivers/built-in.o
> which is kind of scary. Of course, in the drivers, about half a meg of
> that is just the PCI name translation, so some of it is trivial (and
> thrown away at boot), but most of it is just spread out in fat all over.
> It's hard to go on a diet.

It's even harder because some subsystem maintainers refuse to remove
unused global functions that might be used at some point far in the
future or that even are never intended for in-kernel usage...

> Linus



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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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