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Re: Inode wastage [was: dac960 devices on boot-floppies]

On Wed Nov 17, 1999 at 11:40:12AM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Erik Andersen wrote:
> > spread around. So I propose the following solution for not squandering
> > inodes on /dev/entries.  We create a /dev on the boot floppy with _only_ 
> > the minimum set of devices needed to boot the floppy.  Then we add
> > a platform specific dev.tgz to the boot floppy.  For my potato system,
> > the ~1100 devices in /dev when compressed as a tar.gz take up ~12k.  
> > Then on boot we have something like this in /etc/init.d/rcS:
> I don't understand what this buys us. The /dev entries currently reside on
> root.bin, which is a compressed ramdisk image.

Sorry about that.  At that point I had not yet been able to get
the boot floppies to build, so I didn't know how they were put 
together.  As I later realized, my brilliant suggestion (haha) 
was not very brilliant or helpful.


Erik B. Andersen   Web:    http://www.xmission.com/~andersen/ 
                   email:  andersee@debian.org
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