Bug 4889 - Uncompressed kernels installed
Uncompressed kernels installed
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
1.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-09-03 12:34 EDT by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-10-05 01:46:35 EDT
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Description Gene Czarcinski 1999-09-03 12:34:55 EDT
Is there some reason (other than oops) that the more recent
kernel rpms install uncompressed (vmlinux) version of the
kernel into /boot?

As far as I know, these are unusable and unnecessary (at
least on iX86 systems).  These are big files and take a
bunch of space.  Even more important, they are confusing.

Gene
Comment 1 Gene Czarcinski 1999-09-24 13:37:59 EDT
Resolved?  And the resolution is?
Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-10-05 01:46:59 EDT
Some machines have trouble booting off with the compressed kernels.
We've got reports on some weird very-big-mem machines having this
problem, to which we have no otherworkaround other than providing the
uncompressed kernel.

Also, nothing beats "gdb /boot/vmlinux" for hardcore folks.

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