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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.
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