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SubjectRe: Evolution of kernel size
On 2011-11-10 23:33 +0900, Jérôme Pinot wrote:
> I took some time to make a graph of the evolution of the size of the
> linux kernel tar.bz2 since version 1.0 till 3.1 (297 releases).
> It doesn't count the stable branches (2.6.x.y).
> Impressive, it's mostly exponential.
> If dev keeps same pace, we should break the 100MB at
> linux 3.19.
> You can get the graph on my blog, I provide the data and the
> gnuplot batch file for graphing/fitting:
> It may interest some people :-)

What scale did you use for the horizontal axis? I see numbers assigned
to each version in your gnuplot file, but no indication of how you came
up with them.

Nick Bowler, Elliptic Technologies (
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