problem with compressing the kernel
wd at denx.de
Wed Jun 28 22:41:37 EST 2000
In message <3959E550.3CC61CD at wibble.net> Steven Hanley wrote:
> on other architectures. I still strongly suspect the person asking on a
> ppc list how to compress a kernel for linux on an NT box was somewhat
> confused at least.
No, I don't think so. He probably just wants (or has) to use NT as a
cross development environment for building Linux images. It's pretty
normal to do that usinf Linux boxen, but I guess his employer is
still preferring NT installations :-(
> well if the hardware is embedded or similarly lacking in space as
> someone suggested I can understand the need, or possible x86. Otherwise
> I would be surprised if the hardware cant handle large images. There is
> a difference between "need" and "common use"
Not all things that "can" be done are practical. I _can_ compile the
Linux kernel on a MPC860 system with 16 MB RAM running with root
filesystem over NFS. It takes well over two hours on that board -
it's a good regression test, but it's not practical for software
For some of us, embedded systems are common use.
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