Re: Possible kernel optimization

Andi Kleen (
13 Dec 1996 14:54:57 +0100

Tekno Soft Snc <> writes:

> It is possible to fit all the driver initialization & probing code in a
> separate ELF section that can be discarded after kernel initializations ?
> This code, after the kernel initialization, is unused, why don't free it ?
> Yes! We need to modify all driver initialization code, but I think this
> solution can be able to free 1/5 or 1/6 of the kernel size, specialy in
> a big kernel.

This is already in the sparc port (available on So
it should be part of 2.1 soon.