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SubjectRe: 71MB compressed for COMPILED(!!!) 2.6.0-test6
On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 10:46:48AM -0700, jdow wrote:
> From: "Jesper Juhl" <jju@dif.dk>
> > On Mon, 6 Oct 2003, Matthias Andree wrote:
> >
> > > On Mon, 06 Oct 2003, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> > >
> > > > config DEBUG_INFO
> > > > bool "Compile the kernel with debug info"
> > > > depends on DEBUG_KERNEL
> > > > help
> > > > If you say Y here the resulting kernel image will include
> > > > debugging info resulting in a larger kernel image.
> > > > Say Y here only if you plan to use gdb to debug the kernel.
> > > > If you don't debug the kernel, you can say N.
> > > >
> > > > "Larger kernel image" yeah, NO SHIT! ;)
> > > >
> > > > Maybe something that says it may enlarge your kernel by 5-10 times
> would be
> > > > nice...
> > >
> > > Send a patch...
> > >
> >
> > How about this one? :
> >
> >
> > diff -ur linux-2.6.0-test6-orig/arch/alpha/Kconfig
> linux-2.6.0-test6/arch/alpha/Kconfig
> > --- linux-2.6.0-test6-orig/arch/alpha/Kconfig 2003-09-28
> 02:50:39.000000000 +0200
> > +++ linux-2.6.0-test6/arch/alpha/Kconfig 2003-10-06 17:10:32.000000000
> +0200
> > @@ -769,6 +769,8 @@
> > help
> > If you say Y here the resulting kernel image will include
> > debugging info resulting in a larger kernel image.
> > + This will substantially increase the size of the kernel image.
> > + Size increases of 5 to 10 times normal size is to be expected.
>
> --------------------------------------------------^^ "are"

It isn't multiple increases but one of variable size.

"A size of 5 to 10 times normal is to be expected."

Gets the conjugation correct and eliminates the implied
size += 6..10 * normal

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