Re: Bug#319878: kernel-image-2.6-686: the entire range of 2.6 deb ian kernels do not install on m/cs with <= 48mb RAM
On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 11:25:18PM +0100, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 11:56:21AM -0300, Humberto Massa Guimar?es wrote:
> > ** Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton ::
> > > possible solutions:
> > >
> > > * fix the bloody 2.6 kernel so it doesn't use so much damn memory.
> > >
> > > * fix the debian-specific, debian-created and debian-responsible
> > > initrd ramdisk so it doesn't require so much damn memory.
> > >
> > > * provide an alternate "compact" ramdisk if fixing the "default"
> > > ramdisk isn't a viable option.
> > Remember Debian is a volunteer-driven organization. Implement the features you need yourself and then ask (politely) for the inclusion of your contribution. Or, you can ask (more politely still) for someone more knowledgeable than you (like Horms) to implement one of your suggestions. But what you should NOT do is to demand features like your e-mail seemed to.
> if you read it carefully, you will note that the wording
> doesn't make any demands. it _does_ however hint at some socially
> uncomfortable responsibilities.
Luke, do you have an idea of what exactly is the problem with 2.6 kernels and
low memory support ? Could you describe it, especially since i believe it is
only a problem related on how the initrd is generated, and the fact that
initrd-tools creates insanely big initrds by default ?