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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: Jeff Baitis <baitisj@evolution.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 12:01:58 -0700
Cc: linux-mips@linux-mips.org, Rabeeh Khoury <rabeeh@galileo.co.il>, Baruch Chaikin <bchaikin@galileo.co.il>
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I made a mistake. I'm sorry, these projects use *busybox*. Don't know
if they use UClibC or not. Some wires in my brain got crossed.

Sorry about that.


But, I do recommend UClibC.

-Jeff

On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 11:49:51AM -0700, Jeff Baitis wrote:
> I highly recommend looking at the UClibC project. Erik's code is a pleasure to
> work with.  http://www.uclibc.org/
> 
> It is even possible to build libstdc++ with UClibC, if you are so inclined...
> And, a number of commercial projects use UClibC , such as Linksys:
> http://lkml.org/archive/2003/6/7/164/index.html
> 
> and Belkin:
> 
> http://lkml.org/archive/2003/6/8/31/index.html
> 
> <shameless YRO plug>
> 
> -Jeff
> 
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jun 09, 2003 at 07:37:19PM +0200, 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 !
> > 
> > Thanks for any tip,
> > -    Baruch.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> -- 
>          Jeffrey Baitis - Associate Software Engineer
> 
>                     Evolution Robotics, Inc.
>                      130 West Union Street
>                        Pasadena CA 91103
> 
>  tel: 626.535.2776  |  fax: 626.535.2777  |  baitisj@evolution.com 
> 
> 

-- 
         Jeffrey Baitis - Associate Software Engineer

                    Evolution Robotics, Inc.
                     130 West Union Street
                       Pasadena CA 91103

 tel: 626.535.2776  |  fax: 626.535.2777  |  baitisj@evolution.com 


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