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SubjectRe: Kernel bloat 2.4 vs. 2.5
On Tue, Mar 04, 2003 at 03:41:05PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:

> Daniel Egger <> wrote:

> > I've seen surprisingly few messages about the dramatic size
> > increase between a simple 2.4 and a 2.5 kernel image.

> 2.4 has magical size reduction tricks in it which were not brought
> into 2.5 because we expect that gcc will do it for us.

I can't see it helping *that* much, for me I have:

charon:~/wk/linux% size 2.4.x-cw/vmlinux bk-2.5.x/vmlinux
text data bss dec hex filename
2003887 120260 191657 2315804 23561c 2.4.x-cw/vmlinux
2411323 267551 181004 2859878 2ba366 bk-2.5.x/vmlinux

gcc version 2.95.4 20011002 (Debian prerelease)

this is for functionally (in terms of .config) equivalent kernels.

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