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    SubjectPATCH Re: "System is too big" error
    Don Fisher <dfisher@as.arizona.edu> wrote:
    > Sorry if this one has beed asked a hundred times, but I couldn't find
    > anything on it:-( I was trying to build 2.1.27 and got a message that
    > the kernel was "too big". I this a hard limit forced by something or is
    > there a way to have bigger kernels?

    Note the correct way to address innocents' questions: An answer AND an
    appropriate patch to prevent further instances of the question.

    Don: Read Documentation/Changes in the kernel source tree and try "make
    bzImage" instead of "make zImage".

    Linus: How 'bout including this in the next 2.0 and 2.1 kernels.
    P.S. Welcome to North America from a Canadian who's NOT wearing tee
    shirts outside right now.

    *** ../linux-2.1.21/arch/i386/boot/tools/build.c Wed Jul 10
    06:10:59 1996
    --- arch/i386/boot/tools/build.c Fri Feb 28 02:09:00 1997
    ***************
    *** 256,262 ****
    #endif
    sys_size = (sz + 15) / 16;
    if (sys_size > SYS_SIZE)
    ! die("System is too big");
    while (sz > 0) {
    int l, n;

    --- 256,264 ----
    #endif
    sys_size = (sz + 15) / 16;
    if (sys_size > SYS_SIZE)
    ! die("System is too big: "
    ! "Try 'make bz{Image,lilo,disk}' "
    ! "and see Documentation/Changes");
    while (sz > 0) {
    int l, n;

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