Re: [debian-knoppix] Re: devfs
On Sat, Apr 12, 2003 at 06:14:49PM +0200, Stefan Gybas wrote:
> Kai Lahmann wrote:
> >could you give us some numbers?
> It tooke some time, bit here they are:
> Kernel on KNOPPIX-2003-04-10 925760 (904k) (*)
> Same kernel with devfs enabled 939312 (917k)
> With devfs, 4GB, mathemu removed 916477 (895k)
> Size on miniroot.gz on KNOPPIX-2004-04-10 476273 (465k)
> Same miniroot without /dev on new ext2 fs 468769 (458k)
> So adding devfs to the kernel increases its size by 13 kB, but 22 kB can
> be gained by disabling Math emulation (CONFIG_MATH_EMULATION). This
> means that the kernel won't run on 80386 and 80486SX CPUs without math
> coprocessor any longer (486DX, Pentium and higher are fine).
Ok, Question to the list: Any objections to removing math-emulation (i.e.
support for plain i386 without coprocessor)? Silence means "no objections".
I have to think about devfs support yet, I'm still not sure if it could
break some things like hardware or partition detection.
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