[linux-elitists] ME roadshow

Ben ben@valinux.com
Thu Aug 31 11:13:05 PDT 2000


> Blechhhh. But: lrz:/home/eugene.leitl # ls -l /boot/linux3
> -rw-r--r--   1 root     root       966271 Jan  9  2000 /boot/linux3
> 
> 966271 octets _is_ a country-fair kernel. See, I'm used to Forth

That is a pretty big kernel though. The one that I run on my laptop
which is by no means austere is literally half that size.

ben@trill:~/$ ls -l /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.15-2
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root       429175 May 20 08:50 /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.15-2

If I wanted a clean tight kernel I could get it down to around
300K. There you are starting to get into the range of the high end
embedded space.

> systems, where 2 kBytes is doable, and 16 kBytes is fat, fat, fat.
> 
> -- Eugene
> 
> P.S. Munich weather sucks. I'm missing the Calif sun.
> 
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