Re: kernel size

From: Nikita Danilov (Nikita@Namesys.COM)
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 08:28:53 EST

VDA writes:
> Hi folks
> I recompiled my kernel with GCC 3.0.1 (was 2.95.x)
> and guess what - it got bigger...
> Somehow, I hoped in linux world software gets better
> with time, not worse...
> Maybe that's my fault (misconfigured GCC etc) ?
> What do you see?
> Being curious, I looked into vmlinux (uncompressed kernel).
> I saw swatches of zero bytes in places, large repeateable
> patterns etc. You may look there too in your spare time.
> Especially informative are two pages (my console:100x40)
> filled with "GCC: (GNU) 3.0.1". Does this gets into
> unswappable memory when kernel loads?

strings /proc/kcore | egrep GCC

Haha, I got several pieces of your mail message while doing this.
(/proc/kcore is unique file, because grep of *any* string on it would

> --
> Best regards, VDA

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