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SubjectRe: zImage now holds vmlinux, and config in sections. (fwd)
On Tue, 25 Feb 2003 11:35:57 +0000
Russell King <> wrote:

> On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 01:07:04PM +0200, Ville Herva wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 09:25:20AM +0000, you [Russell King] wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> > Why not make it a config option (like the other (two? three?) rejected
> > patches that implemented this did)?
> I, for one, do not see any point in trying to put more and more crap
> into one file, when its perfectly easy to just use the "cp" command
> to produce the same end result, namely a copy of zImage,
> and configuration, thusly:
> cp arch/$ARCH/boot/zImage /boot/vmlinuz-$VERSION
> cp .config /boot/config-$VERSION
> cp /boot/$VERSION

Hmm, and how would you implement that on a system (ppc/prep) that could very
easily netboot a kernel... no /boot needed? I for one build kernels on one
box that is more or less production and netboot another just to see it fail
horribly... having all stuff in one file could help....

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Remco Post

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