Re: Updates to ash and busybox
Erik Andersen <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Thu Oct 21, 1999 at 07:42:13PM +0200, Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> > I have a few stuff I would like:
> > insmod, rmmod, modprobe, sed, whiptail
> Hmm. Looks like rmmod and modprobe are symlinks to insmod which is 63k.
> I'll take a look at what can be done to shrink it down. I know that
> insmod has a zillion special cases in it for differing kernel versions.
> If we could pin down a particular set of kernel versions (say linux
> 2.2.13 and linux 2.3.22+ for instance) I'm sure that could free up some
> space. I'll definately check into it.
As long as modconf works its enough support. Maybe you can reduce code
by leaving out some options (if they have any).
> The full sed binary is 44k, but could prove very useful indeed (with
> sed there we could replace the grep I wrote (1k but only matches simple
> strings) with a shell script based on sed. Of course, a reduced sed (say
> that only supports sed -e 's/<foo>/<bar>/gp' syntax and used a subset
> of regexps that only included say . * ^ $ \ and ) could save some
Again, if modconf runs its enough sed. ;) There are a few cases where
sed is used and I think several can be left out in modconf and most or
all are some replace options.
> whiptail is 18k, plus an additional 65k for libnewt. I suspect that
> this is something that will not shrink down very well, so I think that
> keeping it outside of busybox may be best.
I will try to build it static, its the only one using the extra
libs. I think oe could save a lot when kicking out options and termcap
support. A plain linux console optimised version is enough to boot,
maybe switching to B/W also saves something.
May the Source be with you.