Re: Huge Kernel
>>>>> On Fri, 20 Dec 2002 18:51:26 -0500, "Francois Page" <email@example.com> said:
Francois> Hi ! I'm new to ia64, so my question will may be stuppid
Francois> for you.... I'm using an HP rx5670 with Itanium 2 cpu.
Francois> My problem is when I recompile a kernel, whatever option I
Francois> tried, the kernel is always huge. (Kernel version 2.4.20)
Francois> I mean about 24mb gzip compressed instead of about 2.7mb
Francois> from the one comming with the debian distro (kernel
Francois> 2.4.19) What I did wrong ?
Francois> I tried to compiled 2.4.20 with the config file that come
Francois> with the debian distro, it's larger than mine !
Francois> The only thing wrong when I compiled my 2.4.20 it's I'm
Francois> not able to do a "make boot", I got compilation error. I
Francois> need to compress and move the kernel by hand then do
Francois> If someone as a clue for me, it will be really appreciate
I don't know why "make boot" fails, but it sounds like you didn't
strip the debug info before compressing the kernel. From the Makefile:
objcopy --strip-all vmlinux vmlinux-tmp
mv vmlinux-tmp.gz vmlinux.gz
If you do this, the kernel should be a reasonable size.
Alternatively, drop -g from CFLAGS in the top-level Makefile (if you
_really_ don't want debug info).
- Huge Kernel
- From: "Francois Page" <firstname.lastname@example.org>