[CentOS] PXE-Kernel crashes with "RAMDISK: incomplete write ..." after modifiying initrd.img

Frank Thommen frank.thommen at embl-heidelberg.de
Thu Mar 26 17:49:18 UTC 2009


John Doe wrote:
> Frank Thommen wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>  
>>> The new image is considerably bigger than the old one (12 MB vs. 5.7 MB) 
>>> which puzzles me, as the driver file itself is 2.8 MB (compared to the 
>>> old e1000e.ko with ca 170 KB) [...]
> 
> Just wondering... can you safely strip modules like you would strip executables?


Don't know. Admittedly I don't even know what stripping is...[reading in 
Wikipedia]...now having some half-knowledge...	

`strip e1000e.ko` results in a 148K file (compared to the 2.8MB 
original).  I'll try to put this one into the initrd.ing tomorrow.

Thanks

    frank


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