Alon Altman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Wed, 12 Dec 2001, J Sloan wrote:
> > Pozsar Balazs wrote:
> > > This is not a bugreport, but a simple question: :)
> > > where does the term vmlinuz come from?
> > compressed vmlinux = vmlinux.z -> vmlinuz?
> Yes, but I think he wanted to know where 'vmlinux' came from... what does
> the "vm" stand for? Virtual Memory?
Yes. The kernel binary on ancient AT&T versions was called 'unix'.
When Berkeley wrote a new kernel with virtual memory, they called it
'vmunix'. So naturally the Linux kernel is 'vmlinux' and the
compressed version is 'vmlinuz' as above.
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