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SubjectRe: Shrinking kernel
On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, B. James Phillippe wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, Horst von Brand wrote:
> > "B. James Phillippe" <bryan@Terran.ORG> said:
> > > I'm faced with the task of reducing the size of a
> > > minimally-configured linux-2.0 kernel. [...]
> >
> > Use the ROMFS for a filesystem (should be good for some 20Kb above the
> > alternatives). Pull the virtual console support out (or use just one
> > VT).
> The VT stuff is good advice. I don't think we'll need support for more
> than one console.
> In fact, there's no keyboard or monitor.
So you don't need any console (CONFIG_VT=CONFIG_VT_CONSOLE=n).

> The main
> size constraint isn't as much memory as it is floppy-disk space. I'm more
> concerned with the physical size of the zImage than it's memory footprint.
Is using a hardware read-only media possible? Possibly a bootdisk with a

> Thanks for the advice,
> -bp

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