Re: Can't get a Linux 3.6-rc zImage smaller than 2MB
On Thu, Sep 13, 2012 at 8:10 PM, martinwguy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 12 September 2012 19:46, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> I went down from whopping 5MB to 2.1MB
>> i was expecting a large number but not that large.
>>> I also tried to use a .config file from
>>> and it's still is a big image.
>> i'm not impressed. what the fuck's going on with the linux kernel??
> Each piece of software has a high point at which functionality over
> bloat hits a maximum, followed by decline. For MSWord it was Word 6.
> For Windows it was Windows 3.11. For Mozilla it was about a year after
> the open-sourcing of netscape, when it was called Firebird. For Linux
> it was somewhere in the 2.4 series.
> Of course, it's a wonderful piece of software, runs on anything and
> does everything.
> I am surprised there are not more minimalist monomaniacs involved in
> keeping the core code small.
... especially given that the majority of commits nowadays is from
ARM developers. is anyone else in the debian-arm community concerned
about this trend? embedded systems aren't exactly known for their