Re: Linux kernel size
On Mar 7, 6:31, Remco Blaakmeer wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Mar 1998, Albert Dorofeev wrote:
> > Howdy,
> > I am wondering how big is the actual kernel
> > of Linux?
> > I cannot compile it with all options turned off
> > for some reason, maybe someone can give me a
> > ready answer?
> > I would like to know what would be the size of
> > the bare kernel stripped down to support only:
> > * processes
> > * threads
> > * sync primitives
> > * scheduling
> > * memory management
> > * interrupt support
> I don't know about the size, but you'll also want:
> * some filesystem support like ext2fs
> * some binary executeable support like ELF or a.out
> If you don't include these, the kernel will boot but it won't be able to
> do anything since it can not load programs.
I agree. However, the filesystem support
and loading extra executable code are not
that basic services. Of course, to make
the system usable you would have to include
more but I am wondering about the very basic
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