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Re: Huge Kernel

Thank you Bdale Garbee and David Mosberger for your anwsers, it works just
great ! ;-)
I have a gzip kernel of 2mb now !

Have a nice holidays everyone !

Francois Page
JVM Informatique Canada inc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bdale Garbee" <bdale@gag.com>
To: <debian-ia64@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 19:13
Subject: Re: Huge Kernel

francois@jvminfo.com (Francois Page) writes:

>    I'm using an HP rx5670 with Itanium 2 cpu.  My problem is when I
>    recompile a kernel, whatever option I tried, the kernel is always
>    huge. (Kernel version 2.4.20) I mean about 24mb gzip compressed
>    instead of about 2.7mb from the one comming with the debian distro
>    (kernel 2.4.19)  What I did wrong ?

Sounds like you have debugging enabled, which is turned on by default for
kernels.  Look in Makefile for the '-g' in a CFLAGS line.  I patch this in
kernel sources when building the Debian prebuilt kernels.

You realize you need both the Linus tarball and the patch set for ia64 from
the kernel.org sites, right?  Further, there are patches in the Debian
package for ia64 you might want to pick up...  If you want to have a look,
point your apt sources.list to unstable or testing and do

        apt-get source kernel-image-2.4.19-ia64

and have a look at what's there...


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