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    Phoronix: Linux 4.12 Gained A Lot Of Weight: More Than One Million New Lines

    With big merges this cycle from the DRM additions, a lot of new staging code, and more, the Linux 4.12 kernel is a bit heavier... Here's some numbers...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...erge-Git-Stats

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    inb4 "OMG BLOAT" :P

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    • #3
      So why not rename it to Linux 47.0?

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      • #4
        Will 4.12 become an LTS release ?

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        • #5
          3 million blank lines....

          For all those people complaining that the kernel is getting too big, I have an easy solution

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          • #6
            Interesting stats, I had no idea that there was some Pascal in Linux! Which part is it?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jacob View Post
              Interesting stats, I had no idea that there was some Pascal in Linux! Which part is it?
              Probably just a bug in detection tool

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              • #8
                Originally posted by boxie View Post
                inb4 "OMG BLOAT" :P
                Indeed bloatware. Even an minimal Linux kernel is ridiculously big nowdays.
                Most of the stuff end up in isolated drivers, but quite a lot end up in basic subsystem and core which all add up over time.
                Even a completely naked x86-64 bzImage is on the 2M+ side.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by milkylainen View Post
                  Indeed bloatware. Even an minimal Linux kernel is ridiculously big nowdays.
                  Most of the stuff end up in isolated drivers, but quite a lot end up in basic subsystem and core which all add up over time.
                  Even a completely naked x86-64 bzImage is on the 2M+ side.
                  And that is an issue because?
                  Also "ridicolously big" is a very personal opinion there. It's not like there are x86-64 systems where that has any real impact.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                    And that is an issue because?
                    Also "ridicolously big" is a very personal opinion there. It's not like there are x86-64 systems where that has any real impact.
                    ...as if x86-64 is the only platform that matters.

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