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SubjectRe: Evolution of kernel size
On 11/10/11 09:59, Nick Bowler wrote:
> 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:
> > http://ngc891.blogdns.net/?p=92
> >
> > 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.

It's just the release count, one step for one release.

Some release are missing, mostly at the very beginning, I didn't find
tarball for them but it doesn't matter much for the shape of the curve.

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Jérôme Pinot
http://ngc891.blogdns.net/
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