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Size problem compiling kernel modules


I am recompiling the 2.6.5-1.358 kernel from
the patched source, using gcc 3.3 on Fedora Core2

I have made no more than two modifications to the
.config (to enable NFS_ROOT and DEVFS).

The resulting module object files are enormous.

For example, the orginal £com driver as installed:

drwxr--r--  1 root root 40100 May  8 14:46 kernel/drivers/net/3c59x.ko

And the same file as compiled:

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root       271889 Jun  4 14:16 drivers/net/3c59x.ko

All the .ko are like this, increasing the size of /lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358
from c. 58MB to 337MB

The files are not stripped, in either case.

Am I doing something wrong here? Anyone got any ideas?



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