ram build + busybox

Amadeus amadeus at iksw-muees.de
Sat Oct 28 15:26:31 CEST 2006


On Saturday 28 October 2006 13:17, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> is there a particular reason why the -RAM build uses fileutils
> (cp, mv, rm, ...) external to busybox?

Yes. The intention was to make the busybox binary as small as possible, 
because busybox is XIP in main memory. I want to reserve some main 
memory for computational intensive programs like MP3, OGG etc.

So why not use the stand alone versions; card memory space is cheap.
There was also the hope that stand alone versions would have more 
options than the minimal busybox implementation. I was very 
disappointed to learn that the "ls" command was not able to use 

We're back to the times when men were men 
and wrote their own device drivers.

(Linus Torvalds)

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