building very small

Ed Riddle eriddle at
Thu Jun 29 09:02:17 PDT 2000

Quoting Matt Demaree on Thu, Jun 29, 2000 at 10:12:05AM -0500 :
> Our company currently has an embedded product built around a very small
> kernel from US Software.  This product runs on a 386EX processor with only
> 1MB of RAM and 1MB of paged FLASH.  I am investigating the possibilities of
> building this same system to run on Linux.  The needs are small (no vga, no
> keyboard, no mouse, limited interfaces (coms and networking)), but are
> interested in building with a 32bit environment (this precludes LEM) so we
> can scale up easily to some of our larger platforms including Pentium based
> systems.  Has anybody worked closely with really!!! shrinking the Linux core
> to its minimum?  Does anyone have a feel for whether or not this may be
> do-able?  I figure the core, with networking and coms drivers (and
> preferably the loader) must fit under 500K!
> Regards, MAD

My first post :)  LFS rocks.  Everyone, keep up the good work!

I work for Linuxcare where I have the pleasure of working with very
talented people in the Linux community.  What you are talking about is
not really lfs.  It is more embedded.  I know that many companies, 
including Linuxcare, are very active in this arena.  I'd be happy to
point you in the right direction, but not on this list.

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