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SubjectRe: kernel size
I might not be right, but I thing gcc 3.x aligns some data differently
then previous versions, which sometimes causes executables to be
bigger...

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On Tue, 9 Oct 2001, VDA wrote:

> Hi folks
>
> I recompiled my kernel with GCC 3.0.1 (was 2.95.x)
> and guess what - it got bigger...
> Somehow, I hoped in linux world software gets better
> with time, not worse...
>
> Maybe that's my fault (misconfigured GCC etc) ?
> What do you see?
>
> Being curious, I looked into vmlinux (uncompressed kernel).
> I saw swatches of zero bytes in places, large repeateable
> patterns etc. You may look there too in your spare time.
>
> Especially informative are two pages (my console:100x40)
> filled with "GCC: (GNU) 3.0.1". Does this gets into
> unswappable memory when kernel loads?
> --
> Best regards, VDA
> mailto:VDA@port.imtp.ilyichevsk.odessa.ua
>
>
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