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Re: MIPS Kernel size

Subject: Re: MIPS Kernel size
From: Karsten Merker <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 19:43:25 +0100
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On Mon, Feb 02, 2004 at 03:09:25PM +0100, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 27, 2004 at 03:51:31PM +0100, wrote:
> > What will be the approximate size for a minimal MIPS kernel?
> Btw, the -tiny tree of 2.6 has been booted on a 2MB system.  Supposedly that
> was an i386 system so MIPS16 should boot in an even smaller system and a
> normal 32-bit MIPS kernel should have enough space to wiggle in 4 megs.
> Does anybody on this list actually still care about that small systems?

Depends on what you consider "that small". Kernel size is a large
issue for the Cobalt series due to the firmware limits (although
Peter Hortons attempts at a Cobalt bootloader will hopefully help in
this regard). Embedded stuff and PDAs is another field where 2.6
currently seems to pose a problem.

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