Kernel in smaller ROMs, salvation in sight?

ron minnich rminnich at
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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