----- Original Message -----
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Scott A McConnell" <email@example.com>
Cc: "MIPS/Linux List (SGI)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: Can modules be stripped?
> On Fri, 12 Apr 2002, Scott A McConnell wrote:
> > If I strip a module, insmod dies in obj_load() with Floating point
> > exception.
> You can't strip modules as they are relocatables -- global symbols and
> relocations have to stay intact.
OK, you can't strip kernel modules (news to me, then again how often do I
use modules?), but it can't be because they "are relocatables". I routinely
strip libraries without problem, and those are relocatables too.
So what's the real reason?