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The Ramdisk and the Kernel Source...

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Apr 4, 2017
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Hey guys, I'm starting this thread in the hopes that somebody can explain to me the following:
I wanted to play around with the Galaxy Grand's kernel source (just to get an idea of how a kernel works) so i downloaded it from sir @GHsR 's repo (stock branch)... now, the unpacked size is a whooping 478MBs... what i don't get is how all that fits into grand's 8MB boot.img's ramdisk:confused:.
could somebody help me out here?
 

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Hey guys, I'm starting this thread in the hopes that somebody can explain to me the following:
I wanted to play around with the Galaxy Grand's kernel source (just to get an idea of how a kernel works) so i downloaded it from sir @GHsR 's repo (stock branch)... now, the unpacked size is a whooping 478MBs... what i don't get is how all that fits into grand's 8MB boot.img's ramdisk:confused:.
could somebody help me out here?
Cross compile it with toolchain (for example : Uber Toolchain
Get that here : https://bitbucket.org/matthewdalex/ I generally use arm-eabi-5.x version )
 
Apr 4, 2017
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148
Cross compile it with toolchain (for example : Uber Toolchain
Get that here : https://bitbucket.org/matthewdalex/ I generally use arm-eabi-5.x version )
hey man.... i think you misunderstood me. I'm not planning to work on kernels (hopefully yet), i just wanted to know how the source fits into the boot.img. nevermind, i got my answer from two friends : most of the source is optimised and stuff... some other stuff like legal mumbe-jumbo & documentation is ignored while compiling, and it's done. hope somebody who was searching for this kind of info finds it.

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