Re: Size of kernel modules

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Sat Jun 09 2007 - 03:56:05 EST

On Jun 8 2007 08:40, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>> If you disable CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL, things should go back to normal
>> sizes for you.
>grow so much compared to *which other modules*? the ones that came
>with your distro? if that's the case, try installing your new modules
> # make INSTALL_MOD_STRIP=1 modules_install
>that makes a *huge* difference in the size of the installed modules,
>as i learned when i first ran across this on my fedora core system.

Definitely. Running depmod on debug-enabled .ko files explodes in a segfault
after depmod allocates more and more and more memory (exhausting both
my ram and swap).

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