[Buildroot] kernel size

Ivan Kuten ivan.kuten at promwad.com
Mon Nov 3 10:26:11 UTC 2008

Please search mailing list archive,
There was similar problem.
The issue was in binutils and linux-kernel version incompatibility.


> Le Sun, 2 Nov 2008 23:10:37 +0100,
> "steve caster" <steve at c2root.be> a écrit :
>> I am trying to build a kernel with buildroot and are using a separate
>> .config file which I made myself. The kernel is working, yet is about
>> 90MB is size. This is unbelievable as I nearly don't have any
>> modules. What could make is so big?
> By chance, aren't you using an initramfs, included in the kernel, which
> contains your root filesystem ? That could easily explain the large
> size of your kernel image.
> This is something that is done automatically by Buildroot if you
> Sincerly,
> Thomas

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