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Freememapplet fixed

May 24, 2008 — BarryK
The free memory applet in the JWM tray was not displaying the free space properly when it got into the Gigabytes. I have fixed that, also ensured that it is not too wide for the display.

The current experimental system is that all the kernel modules are in the initramfs and these get moved to the main f.s. just before the switch_root, if there is enough space.

So, all the modules are present after bootup, but they will get deleted as free space gets tight. They will all get deleted except for those that got loaded, as those must remain for the next boot. The 'init' script will restore all the modules in the main f.s. if sufficient free space becomes available again. Well, that's the rough idea anyway.


LZMA again

Username: Ted Dog
" I would think, the original compile environment would be best, I could never get kernels to match, some magic you do between raw and finish, I suppose. Should only need to do the make bzImage & what ever steps you take (that magic) to create the initrd environment. Using lzma instead of gzip

Compression benchmark
Username: dogone
"Barry and Ted Dog, this will interest you. It's a benchmark comparing gzip, bzip2 and lzma speed and efficiency and includes kernel-related figures. Best take a look.

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