kernel image size

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at
Fri Nov 8 07:22:01 CET 2002

John Allen <jallen at> writes:

> I need to get the kernel that I am building for my Geode sc1200 (including the
> linuxbios code) small enough to fit on a 256K eeprom.  Is this possible?  My
> first attempt resulted in vmlinux of  626K.  After compiling linuxBIOS it gave
> my a rominage of  448K.  Am I missing something?  

Only that we usually use etherboot as a bootloader in a situation
like this, and so we avoid the problem of shrinking the kernel
down to an unreasonable level.


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