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SubjectRe: kernel ac2 2.2.11 SIZE & PowerMac
Alan Cox <> wrote:

> > Alans ac's. But today I got the ac2 of 2.2.11 to compile on my Book, it
> > went ok as far the process was concerned. Thanks Alan for merging all
> > the ppc stuff. One thing I don't understand, why the heck has the
> > vmlinux size grown from two to 6.2MB with the default config??? Can
> > anybody tell me?
> That sounds like a bad build or something deeply nasty in the PPC merge.
> It shouldnt have grown

It wasn't all that nasty, just that init_fd_array got left in, adding
4MB to the data segment. :-) I assume that it should get removed as
part of the large-number-of-fds patch.

Here's a patch.


--- arch/ppc/kernel/process.c~ Thu Aug 12 11:04:30 1999
+++ arch/ppc/kernel/process.c Thu Aug 12 12:47:29 1999
@@ -47,7 +47,6 @@
struct task_struct *last_task_used_math = NULL;
static struct vm_area_struct init_mmap = INIT_MMAP;
static struct fs_struct init_fs = INIT_FS;
-static struct file * init_fd_array[NR_OPEN] = { NULL, };
static struct files_struct init_files = INIT_FILES;
static struct signal_struct init_signals = INIT_SIGNALS;
struct mm_struct init_mm = INIT_MM;
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