it's all the new added support for new file systems , new USB / Firewire
and hardware support... Linux is still (and hope to come) a Modular kernel
does get bigger as more things are added, this can not be avoided...
for the 2.2.x kernel's + remember use " make bzImage "
> I wonder what I make particulary wrong. Since the 2.0.xx series
> my own build kernels are growing even, when I do not change the
> configuration. I do use modules and drop unused parts, but
> the kernel image is growning. I mean I was able to build a
> working kernel in 2.0.36 which is only ~210kB. with the recent
> versions I'm not able to build images which are smaller than ~500kB
> Is there something wrong with me, or are the code is growing into
> bloatware like other popular OS'?
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