Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 4889
Uncompressed kernels installed
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:51 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.
Resolved? And the resolution is?
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
Also, nothing beats "gdb /boot/vmlinux" for hardcore folks.