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Re: very common kernel modules slow down the boot process



On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 10:04 -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 03, 2008 at 07:41:04AM -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
>  > Konrad Meyer wrote:
>  > > Quoth Andrew Farris:
>  > >> Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>  > >>> [1] One of these machines is an ancient i586. On this machine, RAM is
>  > >>> such kind of tight (64MB), any spared memory is valuable. More built-in
>  > >>> kernel modules probably will mean the death of Fedora on this class of
>  > >>> machines.
>  > >> I would have thought it already got there.. 64Mb wow?
>  > > 
>  > > I have a i586 with 128M of ram running Fedora 8. It doesn't run X, but it 
>  > > works great as a low-capacity web/dhcp/etc server and router.
>  > 
>  > Do these older/limited machines do anything better now than they did in 
>  > the 2.4 kernel days?
> 
> Good luck trying to get the installer to run on anything less than 512MB these days.

I did an install on 128MiB a few days ago, after manually fixing the
fact that we _copy_ stage2.img into RAM before using it. (Did that get
fixed for real yet?).

-- 
dwmw2


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