Linux Tiny Patch Ideas
This is an unorganized list of items that may be worth looking at:
stuff about printk messages
Mark Rustad patch to remove init printk messages
This change allows format strings in printks to be directed to an object section where they can be discarded at run time. By using "pkinit" instead of "printk" inside of __init functions, the format strings associated with the __init functions can be reclaimed.
proposals to compress printk messages
http://uwsg.indiana.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0306.0/1542.html - Timothy Miller actual results (using a compile time string replacer)