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Re: multi CPU's

Eray Ozkural <erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr>:

> > Yes, but the generated binary is then gzipped, causing the small
> > changes to greatly preturb the output. Also, generally, when program
> > source code changes, the diffs between the resultant binaries is
> > large. (Ie, ddiff is only useful for minor packaging changes, rather
> > than full new releases, although this may vary if a package uses a lot
> > of static data files.)
> Of course that's because of the kernel. The linux kernel source gzips
> its output. bzImage...

On Intel, yes, but even on Intel you could install vmlinux.{gz|bz2}
instead of bzImage and use GRUB instead of LILO, I think. Having the
kernel decompress itself is clever, but somehow not very tidy.


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