[BULK] RE: [LinuxBIOS] FYI: AMD support for cache as ram.

Eric W. Biederman ebiederman at lnxi.com
Sat Jun 4 04:14:03 CEST 2005

YhLu <YhLu at tyan.com> writes:

> For s2895, with CAS,
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root        49930 Jun  3 17:51 linuxbios_ram.nrv2b
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root         5688 Jun  3 17:51 crt0.o
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root        30276 Jun  3 17:51 init.o (include
> auto.o and failover.o and memcpy.o) 
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root        16006 Jun  3 17:51 init.o.gz
> if the init.o can be compressed too, you can spare 14k.

certainly some significant parts of init.o cannot be compressed.
You need to get at least far enough to do the cache as ram thing.

Currently the cpu designers Intel and AMD do not support
running out of the cache so that is an issue.

However the size of a .o rarely has a strong correspondence to
actual code size.  Use size to find out the size of the .text
and .data segments.


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