Kernel in smaller ROMs, salvation in sight?

Adam Agnew agnew at
Wed Aug 6 22:29:00 CEST 2003

I was looking at the 2.6.0-test2 kernel tree today and saw new menu
choices under

"General Setup -> Remove Kernel Features (for embedded systems)" which
looks like the beginings of an effort to strip out large though somewhat
optional features. For instance, the current choices include:

Load all symbols for kernel debugging/ksysmoops
Enable futex support
Enable eventpoll support
Anticipatory I/O Schedualer
Deadline I/O Schedualer

It seems like pretty good news for the linux kernel as a bootloader route
that effots are being made to get the kernel smaller when necessary.

- Adam Agnew

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