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Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2012 19:00:51 +0400
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: kernel.spec generated RPMs

Vasiliy -

On Sun, Aug 19, 2012 at 03:30:25PM +0400, Vasiliy Kulikov wrote:
> build@...halot:~ $  ls -lh RPMS/kernel-*
> -rw------- 1 build sources 394M 2012-08-19 11:04 RPMS/kernel-2.6.32-042stab059.7.owl1.x86_64.rpm

Wow.  This size is totally unacceptable.  Just why is the package this
large?  Somehow OpenVZ's own builds (vzkernel*) are a lot smaller (27 MB
for the main binary package).  I think ours should be similar to theirs.

> Note that almost 400 Mb for the kernel itself is mostly filled by kernel
> modules.

Do they build a lot fewer modules in vzkernel*?

How does this size compare to RHEL6's official kernel* packages?



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