Re: Size of kernel modules

From: Jon Masters
Date: Sat Jun 09 2007 - 08:09:50 EST

On Sat, 2007-06-09 at 09:55 +0200, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> 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
> >with
> >
> > # 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).

So I missed half of this conversation - you're saying that on a
CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL, you have such large .ko module files that depmod
segfaults? Can I get a core dump or any further information? :-)


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