[OLPC-devel] Re: patch: add sda devs to buildrom skeleton
blizzard at redhat.com
Mon Jul 10 23:45:30 EDT 2006
Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> Simple: less to go wrong.
> capable: just try to figure out what to do when the kbl with 2 options
> fails. Now what? But if you have ash+busybox, you do have a chance at
> least to dig yourself out of a hole.
> Our 6 years of experience with embedding an OS in flash tell us that a
> linux kernel in there is good, and a simple shell prompt, with zero
> glitz, and enough commands to get work done, is really the way to go. A
> pre-packaged program (like kbl) is going to let you down sooner or later.
> I've been running linuxbios ONLY on my OLPC for about a month, and
> everything I've learned so far only strengthens my opinions on this
> score. It's very, very helpful to have mkdir, mknod, cat, ls, etc. there
> for the times when things just aren't working.
So what's the cost in terms of space?
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