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Re: Linux kernel size

On Fri, 6 Mar 1998, Albert Dorofeev wrote:

> Howdy,
> I am  wondering how big is the actual kernel
> of Linux?
> I cannot compile it with all options turned off
> for some reason, maybe someone can give me a
> ready answer?
> I would like to know what would be the size of
> the bare kernel stripped down to support only:
> 	* processes
> 	* threads
> 	* sync primitives
> 	* scheduling
> 	* memory management
> 	* interrupt support

I don't know about the size, but you'll also want:

* some filesystem support like ext2fs
* some binary executeable support like ELF or a.out

If you don't include these, the kernel will boot but it won't be able to
do anything since it can not load programs.


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