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SubjectRe: DTrace-like analysis possible with future Linux kernels?
On Sul, 2004-08-22 at 21:33, Tonnerre wrote:
> > - What are the minimum requirements for a machine to run Linux?
> Intel 8086 processor with a few ko of RAM, with a floppy drive, a
> monitor and a floppy, I think. If you take only the normal kernel into
> account that will be an 80386 processor.

Minimum for an x86 kernel is about 2Mb and 386 CPU. The 8086 subset
kernel isn't really "Linux", its more an escaped insanity. For non x86
you need a bottom end mmuless 32bit processor and a couple of Mb.

There are folks driving the size down (the -tiny patches) because
2Mb for the entire system is still too large for some users.


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