Paring down a FreeBSD system for flash drive use ?

Murray Taylor murraytaylor at
Wed Jun 16 03:40:48 GMT 2004

On Wed, 2004-06-16 at 12:09, Chad R. Larson wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2004 at 09:04:28PM -0700, Joe Schmoe wrote:
> > 
> > Murray Taylor <murraytaylor at> wrote: 
> > Google for minibsd
> > 
> >
> > 
> > I have used miniBSD as a firewall box on an Advantech WEB-2143
> > quite successfully
> Another thing to consider is that the FreeBSD 4.x kernel is quite a
> bit bigger than in the old days.  Bloat seems like entropy,
> inevitable without constant care.  Since most embedded systems are
> not going to need SMP, nor the advanced virtual memory systems (no
> disk--no swap), you might rather build your system starting with
> perhaps a 2.2.8 system.
> 	-crl

Im using FreeBSD 4.7 in a 32MB Compact Flash card ...

df -h  says I'm using 47% of the CF card...


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