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    SubjectRe: Remove unused exports and save 98Kb of kernel size
    On Mon, Apr 03, 2006 at 04:10:27PM +0200, J?rn Engel wrote:
    > On Sat, 1 April 2006 23:05:45 +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > >
    > > I've made a patch to remove all EXPORT_SYMBOL's that aren't used in the
    > > kernel; it's too big for the list so it can be found at
    > >
    > > http://www.kernelmorons.org/unexport.patch
    > >
    > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 34476416 Apr 1 21:59 vmlinux.before
    > > -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 34378112 Apr 1 22:48 vmlinux.after
    > >
    > > As you can see this saves 98Kb kernel size... that's not peanuts.
    > >
    > > Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@kernelmorons.org>
    >
    > Is there a reason that you always leave the newline instead of
    > removing it as well? Looks script-generated, so it should be a simple
    > change for the script to remove the newline as well.

    Because it wasn't worth fixing for a silly April Fool's joke? :)

    > On Sat, 1 April 2006 23:05:45 +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    ^^^^^^^
    > > http://www.kernelmorons.org/unexport.patch
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Of course, there's a serious side to this patch. Who knows how many
    of these exported symbols are actually used? I can imagine a config
    option to turn off these symbols which is shipped as on by default for
    a few weeks, in order to flush out people who are actually using these
    symbols.

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