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Bug 4889 - Uncompressed kernels installed
Summary: Uncompressed kernels installed
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
QA Contact:
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Reported: 1999-09-03 16:34 UTC by Gene Czarcinski
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-10-05 05:46:35 UTC

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Description Gene Czarcinski 1999-09-03 16:34:55 UTC
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.


Comment 1 Gene Czarcinski 1999-09-24 17:37:59 UTC
Resolved?  And the resolution is?

Comment 2 Cristian Gafton 1999-10-05 05:46:59 UTC
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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