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Re: Building a stand-alone FS on a very limited flash (newbie question)

To: Baruch Chaikin <bchaikin@il.marvell.com>
Subject: Re: Building a stand-alone FS on a very limited flash (newbie question)
From: Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 18:56:12 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org, Rabeeh Khoury <rabeeh@galileo.co.il>
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Baruch Chaikin wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm using MIPS kernel 2.4.18 with NFS file system mounted on a RedHat 
> machine. This works fine, but is unsuitable for system deployment. Do 
> you have hints for me where to start, in order to put the file system on 
> flash? The platform I'm using is very limited - only one MTD block of 
> 2.5 MB is available for the file system, out of a 4 MB flash:
>    0.5 MB is allocated for the firmware code
>    1.0 MB for the compressed kernel image
>    2.5 MB for the (compressed?) file system
> 
> For example, I've noticed LibC itself is ~5 MB !

You'll need a smaller libc, dietlibc comes to mind.
http://www.dietlibc.org/


Thiemo

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