Minimizing 6.8.1 (not KDrive) to meet specs

Kean Johnston kean at
Fri Sep 24 09:59:50 PDT 2004

Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> My tentative plan is to build it all against uclibc using -Os, which
> should save some space.
> Suggestions would be welcome.

Depending on what you need the server to do once its booted off
the floppy, you can save yourself smome more space if you
disable extensins you wont use, like lbx, render, xie xkb.
I dont know if this is a system V tool or not, but also run
mcs -d if you have the mcs command. It removes all .comment
sections from your ELF file if ELF is your file format. If it
is make sure you lose the .note section too. If you *really*
want to save every byute you can, you could write a tool that
uses bfd or libelf that also does common tail compression
on the symbol table, or removes all unused local symbols.
Its a lot of work but depending on your reasons for doing
thjis in teh first place, may be justified.


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