problem with enormous linux-image.deb files when I compile the debian way
The topic pretty much sums up my experience compiling a kernel the debian way under Ubuntu 8.10.
I compiled my 22.214.171.124 kernel using the /boot/config-2.6.27-9-generic file as a starting point (just added a few minor tweaks including my processor type which is Newer Core2/Xeon and upping the timer frequency from 250 to 300 Hz). I also disabled Xen support because it gives errors otherwise. The main reason I recompiled was so that my cpu frequency scaler would work which is doesn't with the stock Ubuntu kernel.
ANYWAY, here is my problem: my linux-image-126.96.36.199-custom_amd64.deb is enormous at 236 M. This is in stark contrast to the standard kernel-image.deb which is 22 M. Also, when I compile kernels under Debian/Lenny using the Debian config, they are also around 22 M.
Is there an option in the menuconfig that adds in source or something that would explain the 11x size difference?
5.9M 2008-12-25 12:42 linux-headers-188.8.131.52-xeon64_2_amd64.deb
20M 2008-12-25 12:41 linux-image-184.108.40.206-xeon64_2_amd64.deb
6.5M 2008-12-28 14:37 linux-headers-220.127.116.11-ubuntu64_1_amd64.deb
257M 2008-12-28 14:36 linux-image-18.104.22.168-ubuntu64_1_amd64.deb