Re: Low Memory Systems...

linux kernel account (
Tue, 25 Nov 1997 13:55:59 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 25 Nov 1997, Thomas Pornin wrote:

> In article <Pine.SOL.3.96.971125063837.11192B-100000@stekt41> you write:
> >I have an 386sx/20MHz/4MB with total HD space (including swap) less than
> >40MB (if i remember right, swap was 6MB and filesystem 26MB). Slackware 3.1
> >with kernel 2.0.0 installed finely there. Though I'd have to compile kernel
> >on another system ;)
> I once saw a 386dx/25MHz/4MB with total HD space (including swap) of 40MB
> compile its own kernel (a 1.2.13 I think). It took less than two days.
> You have to delete some parts of the kernel sources to make some room. I
> believe it would still work with 2.1.65, if you keep only the needed
> sources.

Once on a 386dx/33/4mb/120mb I compiled many kernels :)

> A friend of mine tried to compile a kernel on a 2MB machine. It never
> went beyond the first stage of "make dep". I believe the total compile
> time would exceed the harddisk life-time.
> --Thomas Pornin