Tiny linux

Adam Megacz adam at megacz.com
Sun Jan 4 23:11:01 CET 2004

BTW, if you want super tiny kernels, check out Microsoft's
(unpatented, surprisingly well documented) LZX compression format.
It's specifically designed to compress x86 machine code, so it beats
out all the general-purpose compression algorithms if the payload is a
binary.  I think libmspack has an LGPL'ed LZX compressor/decompressor.

  - a

ebiederman at lnxi.com (Eric W. Biederman) writes:
> Richard Smith <rsmith at bitworks.com> writes:
> > Has anyone tried this to see how small it compiles down to? 
> I just looked.  With everything turned off I have built a
> 220K kernel. 371K uncompressed but that doesn't count.
> It looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel.
> Eric
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