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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3] build system: section garbage collection for vmlinux
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    On Thu, 2007-09-06 at 18:07 +0100, Denys Vlasenko wrote:

    > A bit extended version:
    >
    > In the process in making it work I saw ~10% vmlinux size reductions
    > (which basically matches what Marcelo says) when I wasn't retaining
    > sections needed for EXPORT_SYMBOLs, but module loading didn't work.
    >
    > Thus I fixed that by adding KEEP() directives so that EXPORT_SYMBOLs
    > are never discarded. This was just one of many fixes until kernel
    > started to actually boot and work.
    >
    > I did that before I posted patches to lkml.
    > IOW: posted patches are not broken versus module loading.

    Ok, this is more like the explanation I was looking for..

    During this thread you seemed to indicate the patches you release
    reduced the kernel ~10% , but now your saying that was pre-release ,
    right?

    Daniel

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