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SubjectRe: zImage now holds vmlinux, System.map and config in sections. (fwd)
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Followup to:  <20030225092520.A9257@flint.arm.linux.org.uk>
By author: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 07:28:46AM +0100, Mikael Starvik wrote:
> > >I don't know linker scripts very well.
> > >Can this be done for all architectures?
> > >I'd like to see a solution that is arch-independent.
> >
> > In embedded systems it is probably not desirable to keep
> > System.map and config in zImage (takes too much valuable space).
>
> Agreed - zImage is already around 1MB on many ARM machines, and since
> loading zImage over a serial port using xmodem takes long enough
> already, this is one silly feature I'll definitely keep out of the
> ARM tree.
>

Isn't that what "strip" is for?

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