To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/06/2007 11:14:33
On 06-Nov-2007 Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> The size of my custom kernel grows from 5.6MB to 22.7MB,
> but that is mostly OK. I would at least consider to make building the
> kernel with -g the default, whether or not we install it.

While you can get away with this on some arches, others have restrictions in
the boot ROMs that prevent you from loading a kernel over a certain size.  This
restriction also sometimes exists in the bootloader.

Tim Rightnour <>
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