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

* Tom Fredrik Blenning Klaussen <> 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

Linux Registered User 88736 &
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