[TUHS] Kernel Sizes

Steve Nickolas usotsuki at buric.co
Mon Jan 22 11:19:08 AEST 2018


On Mon, 22 Jan 2018, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:

> On Saturday, 20 January 2018 at 21:24:27 -0700, Warner Losh wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 20, 2018 at 7:13 PM, Steve Johnson <scj at yaccman.com> wrote:
>>
>>> While you're at it, I heard once that the latest GCC *manual* (>500 pp at
>>> last look) was larger than "the whole Unix distribution".  Is there any
>>> truth to that?
>>>
>>
>> compressed (gz), the entire v7 tape 3.5MB. The compressed (gz) source is
>> 250k. Uncompressed tape is 11.5MB while the source is 1.1MB.
>>
>> gcc 7.2.0 compressed (gz) is 105MB. gcc/doc directory is 13.5MB:
>>
>>> tar tvf gcc-7.2.0.tar.xz gcc-7.2.0/gcc/doc | awk '{a += $5;} END {print
>> a;}'
>> 13,470,317
>>
>> So yea, gcc 7.2 manual is larger than the v7 distribution tapes.
>
> It would be interesting to compare llvm.  Here are the most recent
> FreeBSD packages (effectively installation tarballs).  gcc pales by
> comparison:
>
> -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  90,805,148 23 Sep 15:53 /var/cache/pkg/gcc6-6.4.0_1-13072ceeab.txz
> -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  90,819,108 30 Sep 15:18 /var/cache/pkg/gcc6-6.4.0_2-d83317c1d0.txz
> -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  305,101,072 16 Nov 18:30 /var/cache/pkg/llvm40-4.0.1_4-06c71eb2eb.txz
> -rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  341,208,492 19 Dec 17:05 /var/cache/pkg/llvm50-5.0.0_6-b3fff834c7.txz

Yikes, and I thought *GNU* sofware was a pig. o.O

-uso.


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