New kernel branch for XO-1 and XO-1.5 development

Andres Salomon dilinger at
Thu Jul 9 20:43:40 EDT 2009

On Thu, 09 Jul 2009 17:35:50 -0700
John Gilmore <gnu at> wrote:

> With regard to optimization, OLPC is in a tighter position than most
> Fedora users, particularly on the XO-1 at 256MB of DRAM.  It might be
> worth shipping a custom-configured kernel for the XO-1 to save a meg
> of RAM (if it actually did save that much).  A better but harder
> approach would be to fix the stock kernel so it can discard more
> portions of itself that aren't used on the running hardware.

I suspect you'd be much better off just optimizing memory usage in
userspace, as well.

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