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SubjectRe: PATCH 2.4.17.2: CONFIG_FINAL, make kernel smaller
Jeff Garzik wrote:
> The conversion of linux/kernel was surprising... I only changed two
> 'int' variables to KSTATIC. That implies to me that the majority of the
> space savings might simply come from the better packing created when
> compiling all the files into a single .o.

Note that this implies we can get some code size savings without marking
all the functions KSTATIC... simply compiling them together gets a gain,
although not one as big as is possible with all applicable functions
marked.

Jeff


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