BTW, if you want super tiny kernels, check out Microsoft's
(unpatented, surprisingly well documented) LZX compression format.
It's specifically designed to compress x86 machine code, so it beats
out all the general-purpose compression algorithms if the payload is a
binary. I think libmspack has an LGPL'ed LZX compressor/decompressor.
ebiederman(a)lnxi.com (Eric W. Biederman) writes:
Richard Smith <rsmith(a)bitworks.com> writes:
Has anyone tried this to see how small it
compiles down to?
I just looked. With everything turned off I have built a
220K kernel. 371K uncompressed but that doesn't count.
It looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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