[Buildroot] [PATCH v2] linux: strip installed modules

Mike Frysinger vapier at gentoo.org
Wed Nov 24 21:20:44 UTC 2010


On Wednesday, November 24, 2010 16:04:40 Peter Korsgaard wrote:
> >>>>> "Mike" == Mike Frysinger <vapier at gentoo.org> writes:
>  Mike> The installed kernel modules should have useless build cruft
>  Mike> stripped out of them.  On my system, a default build went from a
>  Mike> very unreasonable 30MB to a normal 3MB (on disk) and from 14MB to
>  Mike> 3MB when compressed due to the info stored in the kernel modules
>  Mike> alone.
> 
> Committed with a small change to not use binutils strip specific options
> (we support sstrip as well).

so STRIP_STRIP_UNNEEDED should have those flags added to it for the binutils 
case ... i'll send a patch to fix that.  otherwise we're leaving a crap in the 
target fs that only takes up space.
-mike
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