size of /boot/kernel

Julian Elischer julian at
Sun Jan 1 19:43:24 PST 2006

Julian Elischer wrote:
> SO my system of about 2 weeks or so ago had a /boot/kernl for which du
> returned a value of ~19000K
> On rebuild and reinstall today my root filesystem filled up when the size
> of /boot/kernel passed 49203K   and it wasn't anywhere near finished.
> Can someone put an UPDATING entry explaining why this happenned
> (there seems to now be a .symbols fir for every .ko that is much larger)
> and how to turn it off!

Answering myself it seems that you need to add -DINSTALL_NODEBUG
to your install line (or maybe in /etc/make.conf?)
if you don't want to blow out your root partition..

> thanks
> Julian
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