Kernel size

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Mar 25 09:47:48 PST 2002


On Mon, Mar 25, 2002 at 05:24:59PM +0100, Benjamin Schindler wrote:
> Hey, I am just wondering:
> What is a normal size of a Kernel? I know that this is depending on the 
> options you select. But just for a rule of thumb...
> Mine is ~980Kb large (the size of the kernel image). Is this large or is 
> this small?

It's not too bad. A kernel with everything static in it that I use is over
a meg. I've some things as modules now, brought it down to about 900 KB. So
980 isn't bad, but if you want to trim it down, use more modules.

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