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SubjectRe: Unbloating the kernel, was: :mem=16MB laptop testing
On Wed, 2003-10-15 06:06:45 -0700, William Lee Irwin III <>
wrote in message <>:
> On Tue, 2003-10-14 18:27:05 +0200, Maciej Zenczykowski <>
> > wrote in message <>:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 01:45:14PM +0200, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> > Right. For a real lowmem system (4MB RAM) I defined printk to a no-op
> > and gained 90K at the compressed image IIRC. This was 2.2.x, though.
> > MfG, JBG
> The compressed image is hard to predict a runtime effect from; what did
> it do to reserved memory at boot-time?

I'm not sure since this it's quite long ago (TM), but the effect was of
about 210K IIRC. The apps we had running on that box (think embedded)
*really* liked that 200K extra RAM. It made the difference between "swap
to death" and "nearly not swapping"...


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