Kernel in smaller ROMs, salvation in sight?
rminnich at lanl.gov
Thu Aug 7 00:39:01 CEST 2003
On Thu, 7 Aug 2003, Joshua Wise wrote:
> Ouch. Was there specific bloat that happened after 2.4.13? After doing a
> preliminary look over the kernel code, much of the bloat seems to be in the
> filesystem code...
the dentry cache was not a cheap date. But the bloat seems to happen
everywhere, which is why it's so hard to slice out.
> BTW, if you guys don't have serial console stuff yet (IIRC last I checked,
> there was no CLI for linuxbios - things may have changed since then, I've
> been rather out of the loop recently), we're working on extensible CLI stuff
> for ARM Linux As Bootloader that would probably be portable to LinuxBIOS.
I'm interested. I assume this CLI is running as part of linux? Or is it
the pre-linux stuff?
This looks like a good area for cooperation.
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