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Re: build failure on ia32

On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 05:47:48PM -0600, Erik Andersen wrote:
> On Tue Sep 04, 2001 at 02:51:05PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > same thing on powerpc, though i can't explain powerpc i can explain
> > i386.  
> > 
> > from SMALL_BASE_LIST_i386:
> > 
> > sbin/mkreiserfs
> > sbin/reiserfsck
> > sbin/resize_reiserfs
> > 
> > reiserfsck is something like 180k, resize_reiserfs is 80, and
> > mkreiserfs is 80.  all you need is mkfs, the fsck and resize should be
> > removed. 
> Yipe!  And there we were picking nits from busybox...  While the busybox 
> nits are probably valid, they are nothing compared to these.

and i am doing all development on powerpc, there are no reiserfsprogs
on powerpc, and thus they are not responsible for my headaches with
the powerpc root disk. 

> [andersen@slag gcc-2.95-2.95.4.ds5]$ dpkg -l reiserfsprogs | tail -n1
> ii  reiserfsprogs  3.x.0j-6       User-level tools for ReiserFS filesystems
> [andersen@slag gcc-2.95-2.95.4.ds5]$ du -hc /sbin/mkreiserfs /sbin/reiserfsck /sbin/resize_reiserfs
> 92k     /sbin/mkreiserfs
> 184k    /sbin/reiserfsck
> 96k     /sbin/resize_reiserfs
> 372k    total

yup but again i still need busybox reduction since none of this reiser
stuff is on the powerpc disks, and i still have a problem with space

> It might be nice for people to have a rescue disk that has reiserfsck and
> resize_reiserfs on it, but the boot floppies cannot be all things to all 
> people.  

exactly, there are much better alternatives for floppy based rescue
systems, tom's root/boot for one.

besides just read -user archives for how useful reiserfsck really is,
you may as well symlink it to mkreiserfs.

> If we really need to include these, I can see a couple options.  We could
> switch to cramfs (and the 2.4.x kernels it requires).  Or we could switch
> making just a boot floppy which is then used to bootstrap a larger bf system
> image.

that could be complicated...

why again are we not using minix for the root floppy filesystem?  its
a bit more space efficient no?

Ethan Benson

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