[ipxe-devel] How to reduce the image size

丰立波 lbfeng at zd-tech.com.cn
Fri Sep 18 01:10:18 UTC 2020

Hello, Mr. Brown,

Thanks for the reply.

I am testing the iPxe on a MIPS platform, the final image of snponly is about 900kB, and the network driver of the UEFI has some problem, it is very slow when downloading the iPxe image, and always fails with timeout. And even worse, the UEFI is already deployed, can't be changed. So, I think it could work to make a small iPxe image with the minimal functionalities for the defective UEFI.

and there is another question: Given the code inefficiency of MIPS is well known, but the snponly size of 900kB is normal or not? 



Best Regards

Feng Libo
ZD Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd

发件人:"Michael Brown" <mcb30 at ipxe.org>
发送日期:2020-09-17 20:14:06
收件人:"丰立波" <lbfeng at zd-tech.com.cn>,"ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org" <ipxe-devel at lists.ipxe.org>
主题:Re: [ipxe-devel] How to reduce the image size>On 17/09/2020 10:15, 丰立波 wrote:
>> The size of snponly.efi is somewhat big for us, we just want a minimal 
>> functionality, how to reduce the image size in a good way.
>You can disable features via the config/*.h files.
>Out of interest, why do you need it reduced?  160kB is negligible on any 
>current LAN, and UEFI does not have the same memory constrains as legacy 
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