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SubjectRe: kernel size
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"Richard B. Johnson" <root@chaos.analogic.com> said:
> On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, Ingo Oeser wrote:

[...]

> > strip -R .ident -R .comment -R .note
> >
> > is your friend.

[...]

> Yes! Wonderful...
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1571516 Oct 9 10:50 vmlinux
> -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1590692 Oct 1 13:26 vmlinux.OLD
>
> That got rid of some cruft.

Yep. A WHOOPing 1.2% of the total. BTW, is this stuff ever being loaded
into RAM with the executable kernel, discarded on boot, or what?

IMHO, it would be more productive to go after savings via .init*, and
perhaps bug the GCC/binutils people to merge strings...
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