Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Sep 2017 12:23 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes

Redox 0.3.3 has been released. Redox is an operating system written in Rust.

This release brings much lower memory usage with ISO - 480 MB instead of 1300 MB. There are also other bug fixes, features, and improvements.

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Comment by yoshi314@gmail.com
by yoshi314@gmail.com on Wed 20th Sep 2017 13:50 UTC
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Member since:
2009-12-14

a compressed system image <80mb that used to take up >1GB of ram ?

did they assign some special ramdisk in memory, or was the code that bloated?

Edited 2017-09-20 13:50 UTC

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avgalen Member since:
2010-09-23

There isn't really a relationship between how much storage a system or code uses and how much RAM it needs. With a few lines of code you can create a program of a few KB that can require hundreds of MB's of RAM for good reasons.

Here is a great example of that:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.kkrieger

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yoshi314@gmail.com Member since:
2009-12-14

i am familiar with procedural generation, but not in the operating system.

i am guessing the ramdisk size is overestimated.

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