[Gta04-owner] Little Debian Update

Andreas Kemnade andreas at kemnade.info
Wed Jan 31 06:46:06 CET 2018


On Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:31:39 +0100
"H. Nikolaus Schaller" <hns at goldelico.com> wrote:

[...]
> >> This reduced them from e.g. 128MB (compressed): http://download.goldelico.com/letux-kernel/letux-4.13/
> >> down to 6.6MB (compressed): http://download.goldelico.com/letux-kernel/letux-4.14/  
> > What we are interested in is the size of the files on disk, not the size
> > of the compressed deb.  
> 
> Yes, indeed. But stripping reduces both significantly.
> 
Well, the ubifs itself does also compression.

> >> 
> >> So I am not sure what additionally compressing the module binaries will
> >> improve, considering that it is nowadays difficult to buy µSD cards smaller
> >> than 4GB...  
> > NAND flash. I still think we will be able to put an OS in there.  
> 
> Yes, it did work a while ago (maybe with Debian Wheezy).
> 
> Here it is
> 
> root at letux:~# du -s -h /lib/modules
> 32M     /lib/modules
> root at letux:~# du -s -h /mnt/nand/lib/modules  
> 3.5M    /mnt/nand/lib/modules
> root at letux:~#
> 
and here you also see the effectn of the ubifs
compression.

Regards,
Andreas


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