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Title:
Measuring and comparing kernel sizes - Linux vs the BSDs
Authors:
Nova [ミラーワールド]
Date:
Topics:
Computing
Id:
092052d9-68b4-4697-909e-982750a5cebf

I've been measuring the kernel sizes of FreeBSD, Linux, NetBSD and OpenBSD and found surprising but also interesting results. I took the latest stable versions of each into account, by the way. Below is a list of them (from bigger to smaller).

* Linux 5.15.x = 1.1 GiB * FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE = 502.2 MiB * NetBSD 9.2 = 355.1 MiB * OpenBSD 7.0 = 297.8 MiB

(Everything else is an excercise left to the reader)