Re: Make ipconfig.c work as a loadable module.

Chris Friesen (
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 17:00:15 -0500

William Lee Irwin III wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 07, 2003 at 09:42:35AM +0000, Russell King wrote:
>>That's getting on for 2MB vs:
>> 2620 2012 0 4632 1218 fs/nfs/nfsroot.o
>> 8016 380 80 8476 211c net/ipv4/ipconfig.o
>>about 13K.
> There's a cap on the maximum size of things various bootloaders can
> load via tftp; 2MB is relatively certain to blow it. ISTR the limit
> being something near 1MB for 2 of my boxen.

Since this is totally machine/architecture specific (we're tftp'ing 10MB
kernel/ramdisk images to embedded PPC machines here) it might be a good
idea to ask around and find what the most restrictive requirements are.
Is 1MB the worst-case or does it get even tighter?


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