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SubjectRe: Security question: "Text file busy" overwriting executables but not shared libraries?
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On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 06:21:27PM +1000, CaT wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 12:15:01AM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > I have days when I'm frustrated by the size of both glibc and the
> > linux kernel. stripped both the linux kernel and glibc are comparable
> > in size. Though I think the 400KB of compressed glibc-2.1.2 is
> > actually smaller than the kernel for the most part. I have to strip
> > off practically everthing to get a useable bzImage under 400KB.
> >
> > So any good ideas on how to get the size of linux down?
>
> Mind if I ask why you need a bzimage under 400kb? Just curious as I've
> never had the need. (And I can see needing it less then 1.4meg - are you
> trying to get a kernel AND a ramdisk on the one floppy?)

plenty of reasons. i'm building a compactflash-based linux router which
will only have 16mb of flash for the entire system... saving 100kb means
you can fit a few extra userspace tools in there...

-rwxr-xr-x 1 indigoid indigoid 54444 Oct 4 18:30 boa*
j.

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