'Final' Kernel Size 'Guestimate'

Bill Hacker wbh at conducive.org
Fri Mar 18 23:10:39 PST 2005

Chris Pressey wrote:

On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 12:52:23 +0800
Bill Hacker <wbh at xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
*question about kernel size..*

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:

Chris - exactly what was wanted.

IOW - absent debug, approximately 3MB in
October 2004, approximately 4MB as of
March of 2005, or not significantly different
from a FreeBSD 4.X GENERIC kernel size.



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