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SubjectRe: bzImage ~ 900K with i386 test11-pre2
Max Inux wrote:
>
> On 10 Nov 2000, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> >Different compile options?
> >
> >Why is a 900K kernel unusable?
> >
> > -hpa
>
> My guess would be it not actually bzipping the kernel. Id run make
> bzImage again and making sure it is bzipping it.
>

gzip, actually. I can verify here "make bzImage" does the expected thing
and it looks normal-sized to me.

>
> On x86 machines there is a size limitation on booting. Though I thought
> it was 1024K as the max, 900K should be fine.
>

No, there isn't. There used to be, but it has been fixed.

-hpa

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