Subject: Re: NetBSD/evbarm kernel size issue
To: Tonnerre LOMBARD <>
From: Steve Woodford <>
List: port-arm
Date: 02/24/2006 10:20:48
On Friday 24 February 2006 09:27, Tonnerre LOMBARD wrote:

[IXP425 kernel for NSLU2]

> Still, the kernel image is 1.7M unstripped, or 1.4M stripped. However,
> the maximum size of a kernel image on the flash is 1048560 bytes, due
> to the initrd offset which starts right after that.

Have you looked into using gzboot? (look in arch/evbarm/stand/gzboot)

> Also, I am not really sure whether such a minimalist kernel deserves
> to be that large.

To be of any use, you will also need to factor in Intel's access library 
so the on-chip Ethernet works...

Cheers, Steve