When building 184.108.40.206 with your patch in openembedded environment, resulting kernel size was bigger than 5M. Googling a bit, I found somewhere that there used to be a patch to reduce binary size: binutils-buildid-arm.patch with is as follows:
arch/arm/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S | 1 +
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
--- linux-2.6.22.orig/arch/arm/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S 2007-09-11 18:32:29.000000000 +0200
+++ linux-2.6.22/arch/arm/kernel/vmlinux.lds.S 2007-09-11 18:33:42.000000000 +0200
@@ -94,6 +94,7 @@
but for 220.127.116.11, it should be as follows:
--- vmlinux.lds.S.orig 2009-08-21 19:42:50.000000000 +0200
+++ vmlinux.lds.S 2009-08-18 18:04:40.000000000 +0200
@@ -95,6 +95,7 @@ SECTIONS
I don't know what the *(.note.*) sentence does, but after applying this patch, kernel size shrinks to a bit more than 2MB. Maybe you would like to consider it for future releases.
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