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 From:  "Chad R. Larson" <clarson at eldocomp dot com>
 To:  Jonathan De Graeve <Jonathan dot DeGraeve at imelda dot be>
 Cc:  Bart Smit <bit at pipe dot nl>, "m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>, "m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch" <m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] SUGGESTION: M0n0wall flashsize and Recommendedmemory
 Date:  Fri, 15 Sep 2006 13:24:00 -0700
Jonathan De Graeve wrote:
>> I would hate to see m0n0wall leave the embedded arena.
> We wouldn't, we still try to keep everything as small as possible.
> Although largering the RAMsize a bit (I think it even would still fit on
> the 8MB flash because the FS is compressed) could give me the option to
> add sleepycat DB support (the library eats 1MB) but in turn offers us:
> Concurrent insert/delete and even replication of CP db's to different
> system!!!!. This in turn giving us the possibility to allow concurrent
> CP operations.

I have two thoughts on this.  The first I mentioned a couple of days ago, which
was modularizing the distinct features (like Captive Portal).  Make them like
plug-ins, or adjust the build tools so things not being used can be left out of
the image.

The other is actually executing off the CF binaries and using the RAM only for
buffers, swap space and data segments.  We could then add as much functionality
as you are willing to buy flash for (short of running enough programs
simultaneously to run out of swap).

Chad R. Larson (CRL22)    chad at eldocomp dot com
  Eldorado Computing, Inc.   602-604-3100
     5353 North 16th Street, Suite 400
       Phoenix, Arizona   85016-3228


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