[CentOS] OT: Newest kernels much smaller in size
ned at unixmail.co.uk
Mon Aug 10 01:04:27 UTC 2009
Lanny Marcus wrote:
> I'm updating my Desktop and curious as to the reason for the huge
> difference in size, between the oldest kernel, which will be removed,
> and the newest one that will be installed. Question: Did they remove a
> lot of things from the kernel or rewrite it much more efficiently?
> kernel i686 2.6.18-128.4.1.el5 updates 15 M
That's the download size - the size of the compressed RPM package.
> kernel i686 2.6.18-128.1.6.el5 installed 40 M
and that's the installed size once the package has been decompressed.
So no change in size, really :)
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