On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 11:35:50PM +0200, Brian Murphy wrote:
> My gzip'ped 2.4 kernel is 250k smaller than 2.5 and it works.
> Perhaps I just need to remove some code... ;-)
Old saying - "software is like gas, it fills all available space" ;-)
The MIPS 2.5 is still in it's quite early stages; I suspect we can still
regain part of the extra size. More important than the pure kernel size
(users booting from flash throw your rotten vegies now ;-) is the in
memory size. The greatly reduced size of struct page for example will
result in a net gain of memory available for applications for systems of
more than about 48MB.