• J. Bruce Fields's avatar
    scripts: add "prune-kernel" script to clean up old kernel images · b64e86cd
    J. Bruce Fields authored
    Long ago, Dave Jones complained about CONFIG_LOCALVERSION_AUTO:
     "I don't use the auto config, because I end up filling up /boot unless
      I go through and clean them out by hand every time I install a new one
      (which I do probably a dozen or so times a day).  Is there some easy
      way to prune old builds I'm missing?"
    To which Bruce replied:
     "I run this by hand every now and then.  I'm probably doing it all wrong"
    And if he is running it wrong, then so am I - because I've been using
    this script ever since.  It is true that CONFIG_LOCALVERSION_AUTO easily
    ends up filling your /boot partition if you don't clean up old versions
    regularly, and this script helps make that easier.
    Checked with Bruce to see that it's fine to add this to the kernel
    scripts.  Maybe people will come up with enhancements, but more
    importantly, this way I won't misplace this script whenever I install a
    new machine and start doing custom kernels for it.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
prune-kernel 673 Bytes