The Chant of the Trolloc Hordes 3280
I don't know about the size of the emulator, but a barely usable Linux system can be squeezed surprisingly tight. A few years ago we developed a combined fileserver (SMB since it was targeted at small Windows shops) + dialin-Gateway + WebProxy + DHCP server. Since the boss was notoriously tight with money, we had to fit it all into as as small a flash disk as possible.
The final setup used a 16 MB Flashdisk and contained - a Linux 2.6 kernel - a seriously stripped down user environment - completely stripped init (system booted in less than 3 seconds after the boot loader got control from the BIOS) - the full Samba package (quite a disk hog) - a pretty much complete Perl environment (needed for the config system and a serious disk hog)
The trick was - starting with a minimum system that contained only what was needed (we bootstraped from Debian) - rebuilding the kernel to contain everything that was needed but nothing more - going over the filesystem with a very fine pick and removing every file that wasn't needed - using CRAMFS (compressing filesystem extremly optimized for space efficiency) for everything butboot and a very, very small root filesystem
And we still kept ssh for remote Debt Management and local consoles for emergeny access ;-)
The Chant of the Trolloc Hordes 3281
On 27 Apr 2006 04:48:10 -0700 in alt.folklore.computers, "Tim Shoppa" Oracle has a DB object called a sequence designed to...
Yes, the system had (quite big for the time) disk(s). But the idea was to keep the system completely on flash and use the disks completely for user data.
Regards, Alex. -- "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." -- Thomas A. Edison
Mainframe vs. xSeries 3282
it use to be that homework sounding questions were clustered in sept-oct timeframe with the new croup of freshman attempint to get others to do their homework. for a whole slew of...