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SubjectRe: Reducing root filesystem
On Wed, Apr 10, 2002 at 09:28:13AM -0600, Erik Andersen wrote:
> On Wed Apr 10, 2002 at 07:38:09PM +0530, Amol Kumar Lad wrote:
> > I am porting Linux to an embedded system. Currently my rootfilesystem is
> > around 2.5 MB (after keeping it to minimal and adding tools like busybox). I
> > want to furthur reduce it to say maximum of 1.5 MB.
> > Please suggest some link/references where I can find the details to optimise
> > my root filesystem
> busybox and uClibc are both a good start...

Yup. Busybox+tinylogin with glibc makes a 900kB (compressed) ramdisk on
StrongARM. I think I can make this a lot smaller when I use uClibc.


J.A.K. (Erik) Mouw, Information and Communication Theory Group, Faculty
of Information Technology and Systems, Delft University of Technology,
PO BOX 5031, 2600 GA Delft, The Netherlands Phone: +31-15-2783635
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