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SubjectRe: Minimizing the Kernel
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Well for starters dont use gcc 3 or above.. code size has increased 
dramatically with thoose versions. sure they give you more optimization , but
if your looking for a small kernel use anything below 3..

Matt H.

On Wednesday 24 September 2003 09:32 am, Scott Robert Ladd wrote:
> I want to created the smallest, fastest kernel that supports all the
> necessary features of a given system.
>
> Obviously, the answer is very system dependent, requiring a keen
> knowledge of the relationships between hardware and Linux components.
>
> Unless I'm missing something (always a possibility), the kernel
> configurations do not provide a clear idea of component size. In other
> words, if I include "burfulgunk port support" in my kernel build, I'd
> like to have a rough idea of the component's size. I might not need to
> support the "burfulgunk", especially if it's a large component (for,
> say, a legacy port.)
>
> I'm well aware that code sizes differ between platforms; I'm looking for
> general information, as a guideline to generating a small kernel.
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