Subject: Re: NetBSD/evbarm kernel size issue
To: Tonnerre LOMBARD <email@example.com>
From: Steve Woodford <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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...