size of kernel after gcc4.2 upgrade

Stefan Ehmann shoesoft at
Sat May 26 13:54:40 UTC 2007

On Saturday 26 May 2007 15:15:34 Ivan Voras wrote:
> Roman Divacky wrote:
> > well.. I dont think that 60% increase of size when you are optimizing for
> > size is normal. I even think its a "bug" in that sense that something
> > wrong is set somewhere which causes this.
> >
> > I certainly dont believe this is normal
> I'm using the default make flags. In my case, it's release,
> non-debugging 6-RELEASE kernel of 26 MB vs debugging kernel of 7-CURRENT
> of 106 MB :)

I guess that's due to /boot/kernel/*.symbols which are not present in my 6.2 
installation. gcc42 file size increase shouldn't be that much.

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