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    kbuild: add option for stripping modules while installing them · ac031f26
    Theodore Ts'o authored
    Add option for stripping modules while installing them.
    
    This function adds support for stripping modules while they are being
    installed.  CONFIG_DEBUG_KERNEL (which will probably become more
    popular as developers use kdump) causes the size of the installed
    modules to grow by a factor of 9 or so.
    
    Some kernel package systems solve this problem by stripping the debug
    information from /lib/modules after running "make modules_install",
    but that may not work for people who are installing directly into
    /lib/modules --- root partitions that were sized to handle 16 megs
    worth of modules may not be quite so happy with 145 megs of modules,
    so the "make modules_install" never succeeds.
    
    This patch allows such users to request modules_install to strip the
    modules as they are installed.
    Signed-off-by: default avatar"Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarSam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org>
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