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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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