what's the best small shell for initrd?
How can we make the smallest image for initrd?
Currently /bin/sleep drags in libpthread, libm, and librt.
Also insmod, modprobe, raidstart, and echo are all linked with libc6.
How difficult is the ash shell to hack on?
Would anyone be interested in a version of ash that's statically linked and
which incorporates the functionality of insmod, modprobe, raidstart, and
sleep (without dragging in libpthread etc)?
I want to fit an initrd and the kernel image on a floppy disk, currently my
kernel is 600K and my initrd is 1M, I think I should be able to get the
initrd well under 400K...
As an aside, why does sleep link with so many things? It seems strange for
such a small program to take 1500K of memory (500K RSS) and link with 4
shared libraries when essentially all it does is parse argv and make a single
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