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    Subject2.6.1-tiny1 tree for small systems
    This is the latest release of the -tiny kernel tree. The aim of this
    tree is to collect patches that reduce kernel disk and memory
    footprint as well as tools for working on small systems. Target users
    are things like embedded systems, small or legacy desktop folks, and

    Latest release includes:
    - update to 2.6.1
    - add latest netdrvr patchkit (Jeff Garzik)
    - various compile fixes for last release
    - various tweaks to netpoll, netconsole, and kgdb-over-ethernet
    - laptop mode (Bart Samwel via -mm)
    - optional block device layer (Eric Biederman)
    - optional simple boot flag (Zwane Mwaikambo)
    - optional ksyms (Zwane Mwaikambo)
    - optional PCI quirk detection (Zwane Mwaikambo)
    - free early bootstrap code (Zwane Mwaikambo)
    - optional direct IO support
    - optional minimal lockless mempool
    - minor cleanups

    Here's a test boot of my development config (console, ide, ext2, and
    ipv4) with mem=2m, which is actually only 1664k after accounting for
    BIOS memory hole:

    Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
    # mount /proc
    # cat /proc/meminfo
    MemTotal: 916 kB
    MemFree: 296 kB
    Buffers: 28 kB
    Cached: 252 kB
    SwapCached: 0 kB
    Active: 324 kB
    Inactive: 76 kB
    HighTotal: 0 kB
    HighFree: 0 kB
    LowTotal: 916 kB
    LowFree: 296 kB
    SwapTotal: 0 kB
    SwapFree: 0 kB
    Dirty: 0 kB
    Writeback: 0 kB
    Mapped: 316 kB
    Slab: 0 kB
    Committed_AS: 132 kB
    PageTables: 24 kB
    VmallocTotal: 1032168 kB
    VmallocUsed: 0 kB
    VmallocChunk: 1032168 kB

    The patch can be found at:

    Webpage for your bookmarking pleasure:

    Matt Mackall : : Linux development and consulting
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