Subject: Re: NetBSD usage in embedded environments
To: Matthew Mondor <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/29/2003 10:02:03
> > If that's not bloatware, I don't know what is :-)
> Although this is a bit off-topic here, don't consider RedHat as Linux, but
> only as a distribution, one may go LFS or debian if they need to start from
> very little or almost nothing, and add the userspace components they need from
> there... Unlike BSDs which are OSs, Linux is only a kernel, you might as well
> choose to run Linux without the aweful glibc, too, which too many people seem
> to think a requirement...
> When custom configured and compiled, Linux can run fine with 8 megs of RAM

exactly this. for sure with 2.2.* series kernel, not sure how about 2.4.*
which are memory bloaters