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Question: How to run a bigger kernel ?

Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Keywords: kernel size
Date: Sat, 04 Jul 1998 05:13:31 GMT
From: Kyung D. Ryu <>

I added some features on Linux 2.0.32. When I modified just a couple of lines and rebuilt kernel, I was able to reboot and run new kernel.

So, I put a couple of functions in the source files and rebuilt it. The kernel size got a bit bigger than last one. (kernel size: original:446281, a few chage: 446289, more change: 446664)

It crashed when it was rebooted and attemped to uncompress the new kernel giving message "ran out of input data...".

So, I guess the kernel size does matter. How can I make this bigger new kernel run ?

Any parameter to change ?

Thanks in advance