Subject: Re: Smaller install kernel
To: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eric Delcamp <e.delcamp_NOSPAM@wanadoo.fr>
Date: 01/28/2000 21:34:59
Hum, X server support, exotic file systems, some emulation (SYS V, ...).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ignatios Souvatzis" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, January 28, 2000 9:09 PM
Subject: Smaller install kernel
> we've reached the point (IPv6) where even an 8 MB machine seems to be too
> to boot the GENERIC, at least sometimes.
> Also, if we want to make the transition to a kernel with embedded miniroot
> (which would be helpful for CD installs etc.), we want to make it smaller.
> So, what part of GENERIC isn't needed for installations?
> My suggestion is to throw out
> - all network stacks but INET and INET6 (we don't have installation tools
> work over Appletalk or OSI in the source tree at all, and we don't have
> stuff either
> - all pseudo-filesystems but kernfs
> We cannot remove hardware support, obviously (people want to use their
> to install). This includes 68881 emulation.
> Other than that, any opinions?