Kernel in smaller ROMs, salvation in sight?

Ronald G. Minnich rminnich at
Thu Aug 7 00:25:01 CEST 2003

On Wed, 6 Aug 2003, Joshua Wise wrote:

> Ooh, I wish that existed in the 2.4.x tree... I am working on a 'linux as 
> bootldr' project for ARM (iPAQ specifically). Presently, our zImages are at 
> 480k, and we need to get them down to sub-256k (while still adding more 
> features!) Out of curiousity, how small have you guys managed to build 
> zImages for LinuxBIOS?

up until about 2.4.13, putting a kernel, small initrd, and linuxbios in 
512KB was not that hard. Then it just balloned.


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