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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Remove unneeded symbols from
Keith Owens wrote:
> Brian Gerst <> wrote:
> >Currently, contains a significant number of automatically
> >generated symbols. These symbols are unnecessary for debugging since
> >they represent individual elements of the exported symbol and PCI device
> >tables, yet represent about 60% of the symbols in This
> >patch adds a filter to remove these symbols.
> Please do not apply. The size of is almost irrelevant.
> Having the __kstrtab_ and __ksymtab_ symbols in the map helps when
> debugging EXPORT_SYMBOL problems. I expect that other people find the
> __device entries to be useful.

Hmmm, this couldn't be the same Keith Owens who claimed that is too large to be zipped and appended to bzImage could it?

Seriously, don't you find:

$(NM) vmlinux | grep -v -f scripts/ | sort >

just a little bit more readable than:

$(NM) vmlinux | grep -v '\(compiled\)\|\(\.o$$\)\|\([aU]\)\|\(\.\.ng$$\)\|\(LASH[RL]DI\)' | sort >

More flexible too.

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