'Final' Kernel Size 'Guestimate'

Chris Pressey cpressey at catseye.mine.nu
Fri Mar 18 22:02:29 PST 2005

On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 12:52:23 +0800
Bill Hacker <wbh at xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> As at DragonFlyBSD Stable of 16 March, a default
> install shows DragonFlyBSD kernel size of 21.7+ MB.
> This is a significant multiple of the size of comparable
> kernels in other *BSD's or Linux, or the ultra lean
> OS/2 Warp 'merged' (HMP/UP) kernel.

Note that this 22M is only disk space - the debug information is
stripped when the kernel is loaded into memory (and when copied to
kernel.old).  The stripped kernel is more like 4M.  For more info see:



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