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Re: FYI: Can't disable /proc

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Subject: Re: FYI: Can't disable /proc
From: Systemkennung Linux <linux@mailhost.uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 1996 15:19:49 +0200 (MET DST)
In-reply-to: <199604232315.RAA10768@rover.village.org> from "Warner Losh" at Apr 23, 96 05:15:44 pm
Hi,

> You can't disable /proc in 1.3.82.  There are references to it in mips.o
> and scsi.o.  Time to go off and fix them.
> 
> Warner "Why is it so hard to make a 640k MIPS kernel" Losh

I ussually calculate a size factor between 1.4 and 1.7 between the size
of Intel and MIPS code.  So a kernel of just 640k can contain just enough
to be almost worthless.

I'll add a hack for the rPC44 that will link the kernel to address KSEG0 +
1mb, copy the exception handlers down to KSEG0, and then again declare the
memory from KSEG0 + PAGE_SIZE to KSEG0 + 640 free again.  All you need to
do is to change Milo to copy the kernel to KSEG0 + 1mb, not KSEG0.  Sounds
easy, doesn't it :-)

   Ralf "Always trying to support hardware he's never seen" Baechle

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