NetBSD Problem Report #38582

From martin@duskware.de  Sun May  4 10:29:18 2008
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Date: Sun,  4 May 2008 01:45:32 +0000 (UTC)
From: ad@netbsd.org
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Subject: if_ti.o is too large
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>Number:         38582
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       if_ti.o is too large
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Sun May 04 10:30:01 +0000 2008
>Originator:     Andrew Doran
>Release:        4.99.62
>Organization:
The NetBSD Project
>Environment:
amd64
>Description:
$ ls -l if_ti.o
-rw-r--r--  1 ad  staff  194152 May  2 23:55 if_ti.o

>How-To-Repeat:
Notice that kernels are getting fat.

>Fix:
$ gzip -9 if_ti.o && ls -l if_ti.o.gz
-rw-r--r--  1 ad  staff  65828 May  2 23:55 if_ti.o.gz

Maybe some other kind of coding on the firmware would do better.
zlib seems to cut it down quite a bit.

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