NetBSD Problem Report #38576

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Date: Sun,  4 May 2008 01:08:58 +0000 (UTC)
From: ad@netbsd.org
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Subject: isp_pci.o is too large
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>Number:         38576
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       isp_pci.o is too large
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 04 01:15:01 +0000 2008
>Originator:     Andrew Doran
>Release:        4.99.62
>Organization:
The NetBSD Project
>Environment:
amd64
>Description:
-rw-r--r--  1 ad  staff   721632 May  2 23:55 isp_pci.o
>How-To-Repeat:
Notice that kernels are getting fat.
>Fix:
$ gzip isp_pci.o && ls isp_pci.o.gz
-rw-r--r--  1 ad  staff  349977 May  2 23:55 isp_pci.o.gz

Some kind of arithmetic coding (patents) or huffman encoding might
work better. With an understanding of the format that the microcode
takes it may be possible to take the size down further.

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