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Re: Kernel size problems on Alpha

On Wed, Jan 05, 2000 at 06:28:09PM -0500, James Deikun wrote:
> What does this thing do?  Do you even need a kernel, or can you just run
> everything under the loader?

1) PALCode (if you don't know ...)
2) x86 emulation code for initializing VGA and SCSI controllers
3) ext2, msdos, minix filesystems
4) drivers for adaptec, symbios, and some other SCSI controllers

Also keep in mind that it's 600k *uncompressed*, and the Alpha kernel is
900k *compressed* (and several megabytes uncompressed)

Also keep in mind that AlphaBios itself is several hundred K, and arguably
does less than MILO :)

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