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SubjectRe: [PATCH] printk prefix cleanups.
On Tue, 12 Feb 2002, Pete Zaitcev wrote:

> > Here is a simple patch which reduces resultant binary size by 1.2k for
> > this particular module (opl3sa2). [...]
>
> > #define OPL3SA2_MODULE_NAME "opl3sa2"
> > +#define OPL3SA2_PFX OPL3SA2_MODULE_NAME ": "
>
> > - printk(KERN_ERR "opl3sa2: MSS mixer not installed?\n");
> > + printk(KERN_ERR OPL3SA2_PFX "MSS mixer not installed?\n");
>
> I do not believe that it shortens binaries. Care to quote
> size(1) output and /proc/modules with and without the patch?

It does _not_ reduce the memory footprint, that i knew before doing the
patch, the only thing it does do is reduce the resultant binary's
filesize. Surely thats worth it just for the space saving? size(1) reports
the same sizes for both patched and unpatched.

Regards,
Zwane Mwaikambo


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