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SubjectRe: [uClinux-dev] Kernel 2.6 size increase
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On Thursday 24 July 2003 00:27, Willy Tarreau wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 24, 2003 at 12:07:15AM +0200, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> > text data bss dec hex filename
> > 633028 37952 134260 805240 c4978 linux-2.4.x/linux-Os
> > 819276 52460 78896 950632 e8168 linux-2.5.x/vmlinux-inline-Os
> > ^^^^^^
> > 2.6 still needs a hard diet... :-/
>
> I did the same observation a few weeks ago on 2.5.74/gcc-2.95.3. I tried
> to track down the responsible, to the point that I completely disabled
> every driver, networking option and file-system, just to see, and got about
> a 550 kB vmlinux compiled with -Os. 550 kB for nothing :-(

Some of the bigger 2.6 additions cannot be configured out.
I wish sysfs and the different I/O schedulers could be removed.

There are probably many other things mostly useless for embedded
systems that I'm not aware of.

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