Big kernel again

Matthias Andree (mandree@sx1.HRZ.Uni-Dortmund.DE)
Wed, 2 Dec 1998 03:00:38 +0100

Well, the issue that was brought up in a separate thread is:

The default kernel is already above 543 on an x86.

Although bzImage helps, why not just remove zImage and put some

zImage: bzImage

into the Makefiles?

Besides: what is the current absolute limit of 2.1 kernels with
bzImage again? I consider it useful to have a fully-fledged kernel with
everything linked in - no modules. Might be safety reasons, might be
shutting down the hard disk after boot (well, okay, insmod without
removable option would do also), might be saving the kernel module
loader overhead or anything else.

Matthias Andree

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