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    SubjectRe: /proc/config reducing kernel image size
        Hi Tom :)

    * Tom Fredrik Blenning Klaussen <bfg-kernel@blenning.no> dixit:
    > > > There is no point in storing all the comments and unused options in the
    > > > kernel image. This typically reduces the config size to about 1/5th
    > > > before compressing, and to about 1/4th after compressing.
    > > I'm with you in that there is no point in storing the comments,
    > > but I disagree about the unused options. Storing the unused options
    > > as comments is more useful than it seems ;)
    > This is why I added a config option.

    But removing the comments is a good idea. Even reformatting the
    contents, or something like that.

    > > I'm not really sure about it, but I think that the unset options
    > > are left as comments for the sake of automation. The space saving
    > > doesn't (IMHO) worth the pain.
    > I'm not sure either, but I don't know of any programs that uses this.

    Neither do I.

    > Putting this config file inside the same source tree as it was compiled
    > with, and then just starting and stopping menuconfig will restore it to
    > it's original form.

    That's true.

    Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado

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