Re: [zipitwireless] questions about OpenZipIt ramdsik.gz content (lost+found, st* files, audio)
I don't have answers for any of your questions. I don't know why your file sizes are showing up as unusual - and I don't know how an empty directory could show up as having a long size - when I do ls -l on a directory, it always shows up as no size. If you are using some kind of graphical tool to measure sizes, I suspect it might get confused.
I never looked at the /usr/bin files. I never used audio, and I never used the serial port for my projects. (My project focused on WiFi). Perhaps the rest of the group will be able to help.
Thanks to Brian, I have been able to make some
changes on ramdisk.gz and play a little with OpenZipit.
I have a few questions:
1/ There is a lost+found directory in / which is size is quite important
Why is that ?
I though that lost+found was a place where the file system was gathering
orphean sectors (like msdos's chkdsk was creating FILEnnnn.CHK)
If this is true, why is this directory is both empty but listed a so big ?
As a general question, I cannot understand why a directory can be empty
and so big...
2/ What are those st* files (0 bytes ?) in /usr/bin ?
Can I remove them ?
3/ Audio does not work very well on my side.
I used go2 script to start audio drivers but :
- freebase generate a jerky sound (2 sec ok, 1 sec bad) either playing
a mp3 file monted through NFS or connecting a web radio
- madplay stop on error "audio: /dev/dsp/: no such device"
while /dev/dsp is really here!
4/ ramdisk.gz file
Original ramdisk.gz file is 1 274 380 bytes
I made my own ramdisk, removing weechat.
But my ramdisk.gz (gzip -9) is 1 275 500 bytes.
du confirm that my rootf is smaller (2741 blocks) than the
original one (2970 blocks).
Why is my ramdisk.gz larger that the orginal one as I have
removed a 229KB file ?
5/ What is the device for the serial link ?
Sorry for all these newbie questions.
I have still lot of things to learn about Linux.
Thanks for your help.
Jean-Michel (aka barbudor).