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    SubjectRe: 71MB compressed for COMPILED(!!!) 2.6.0-test6
    On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 10:29:56AM +0200, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > On Mon, 2003-10-06 at 10:23, Mike Fedyk wrote:
    > > Hi LK,
    > >
    > > A while back (after 2.6.0-test2-mm1 which came to 6.4MB compressed, and
    > > 2.6.0-test3-mm2 which came out to 34MB compressed), I noticed that the file
    > > sizes for compiled object code got a lot bigger. I reported it at the time,
    > > but nobody was interested.
    > >
    > > Today after using 2.6.0-test4-mm3 for a few weeks, I decided to upgrade to
    > > test6 and it's up to 71MB compressed!
    > makes the kernel be compiled with -g which gives it debuginfo, which
    > basically ends up being the entire sourcecode included in the
    > modules/kernel

    Thanks Arjan.

    config DEBUG_INFO
    bool "Compile the kernel with debug info"
    depends on DEBUG_KERNEL
    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
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