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Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Sat Apr 25 04:14:02 UTC 2009

>ISTR that PHK has been running NTPD on Soekris single board computers 
>with the program and O/S (if any) in PROM.  When you don't have a file 
>system or much in the way of hardware and you run a single application, 
>you don't NEED much of an O/S.

Several OS-es (and/or distributions) can be packaged to run
without much of a file system.  The basic idea is to run out of RAM.
Installing over a network is a common example.

That doesn't get you a super light-weight system.  It gets you
a familiar heavy-weight system that's been trimmed down a whole
lot.  It's small realative to the typical bloated setup.  It's
bloated relative to what you need to just keep accurate time.

These are my opinions, not necessarily my employer's.  I hate spam.

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