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Date:	Sun, 13 Mar 2016 22:42:16 -0400
From:	Nicolas Pitre <>
To:	Michal Marek <>
Subject: [PATCH v6 8/8] kconfig option for TRIM_UNUSED_KSYMS

The config option to enable it all.

Signed-off-by: Nicolas Pitre <>
Acked-by: Rusty Russell <>
 init/Kconfig | 16 ++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 16 insertions(+)

diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 22320804fb..e6f666331b 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -1990,6 +1990,22 @@ config MODULE_COMPRESS_XZ
+	bool "Trim unused exported kernel symbols"
+	help
+	  The kernel and some modules make many symbols available for
+	  other modules to use via EXPORT_SYMBOL() and variants. Depending
+	  on the set of modules being selected in your kernel configuration,
+	  many of those exported symbols might never be used.
+	  This option allows for unused exported symbols to be dropped from
+	  the build. In turn, this provides the compiler more opportunities
+	  (especially when using LTO) for optimizing the code and reducing
+	  binary size.  This might have some security advantages as well.
+	  If unsure say N.
 endif # MODULES

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