Subject: re: Severe and increasing bloat of even "tiny" kernels
To: Jukka Marin <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/06/2000 10:35:17
   Wasn't -O2 added to kernel builds somewhere between 1.3 and 1.5?  It doesn't
   explain the bloat, though..  (My i386 kernels used to be around 1 MB, now
   they're at 2.7 MB and growing..)

FWIW, when the sparc port switched from -O to -O2 the kernel became smaller.