[linux-dvb] compiled modules have megabyte size

Andrew de Quincey adq_dvb at lidskialf.net
Mon Apr 24 15:13:16 CEST 2006


Hi, just had a quick look, I see the same thing:

My v4l-dvb tree, pre 'strip -g':
-rw-r--r-- 1 adq users 1261161 2006-04-24 14:02 dvb-ttpci.ko

post stripping:
-rw-r--r-- 1 adq users 146480 2006-04-24 14:05 dvb-ttpci.ko

My vanilla 2.6.16, pre 'strip -g':
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 144061 2006-04-24 14:00 dvb-ttpci.ko

post stripping:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 141770 2006-04-24 14:00 dvb-ttpci.o

Looks like the newer build system just includes loads more debug 
information.... unsure if its needed or not.

Linux needs some of the information removed by running plain 'strip', but if 
you do 'strip -g *.ko' I think it should be ok (haven't confirmed for certain 
tho).



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