January 30, 2001

Infomatic allows embedded Linux to get even smaller

Author: JT Smith

At LinuxPR: Imagine getting Linux 2.4, glibc, Xwindows, Mozilla in to a 16M flash!

The "Compressed Block Device" CBD, a GPL driver, is a demand
decompression block device that shrinks file system partitions 2.5 to 3 times.
Imagine getting linux 2.4, glibc, Xwindows, Mozilla in to a 16M flash! The
features include writable file system, partition management, multiple base block
devices, and known file system at reset time. The patch "cbd-2.4.0-2.patch.bz2"
contains the kernel patch and applications to use the CBD. The offical device
major is 102 accessed using /dev/cbd/a[1-15].

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