Kernel Space: A Tiny Linux for the Embedded World

“An announcement of the revival of linux-tiny, a set of patches
aimed at reducing the footprint of the kernel, mainly for the
embedded world, has led to a number of linux-kernel threads. The
conversations range from the proper place for linux-tiny to reside
to the removal of the enormous number of printk() strings in the
kernel. They provide an interesting glimpse into the kernel
development process.

“The linux-tiny project was started by Matt Mackall in December
2003 with the aim to ‘collect patches that reduce kernel disk and
memory footprint as well as tools for working on small


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