Re: Big Broken Kernel

Jim Paradis (
Fri, 8 Nov 1996 13:05:40 -0500 (EST)

> Then later I found the unix command quickstrip(1) that seems to
> be designed to do the kernel stripping.


quickstrip(1) is *not* a "UNIX command"; it's a quick hack that I wrote
back at the beginning of the Linux/Alpha project because the regular
"strip" utility was too clever by half (it actually changed some of the
characteristics of the executable file such that the bootstrap loader
couldn't load it).

quickstrip will ONLY work on a.out kernels. It will almost certainly
break badly on ELF kernels. As of Red Hat 4.0 it's pretty much not
needed; RH4.0 builds ELF kernels quite nicely, and the regular "strip"
utility works just fine on them.

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