Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: ROMbox for fm recorders?
Re: ROMbox for fm recorders?
From: BlueChip <cs_bluechip_at_webtribe.net>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 17:22:37 +0100
Will I get slapped for mentioning that you can gain about 7K by replacing
the bigger of the two random number generators?
> > is there ROMbox for fm recorders?
>No, like Jens wrote. The remaining flash space behind the Archos FM software
>is 12KB smaller than with V1 recorder. Rockbox does not fit in there without
>compressed. And compression forbids direct execution.
>We can make it fit for the V2 recorder, which has 4 KB less. Currently,
>Rockbox is 1476 bytes too big for the V2 (when Jens checked). But I have an
>optimization in mind which would save about 6 KB. So we can get there.
>The FM is lacking 8 KB more, so 9668 bytes missing. I won't reach that with
>Funny twist: for .ajz boot, Rockbox must be smaller than 200 kB. Flashed
>Rockbox could be a lot larger, thanks to compression. But flashed without
>compression has worse constraints.
>A mid-term solution (if we like and want ROM execution) is to replace the
>Archos image with something smaller: A Rockbox variant which does only
>charging, USB enable, and .ajz loading.
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Received on 2004-07-22
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