Subject: Re: kernel & libkvm [was IIci success]
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/11/1996 22:56:57
On Thu, 11 Jan 1996, der Mouse wrote:

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> Well, if you can't do (1), then you can't do (2) either without
> cooperation from the bootblocks.  Are there any ports left without
> working NetBSD bootblocks?

Yes. The mac68k port still boots via MacOS.

> (2) wouldn't be that bad, though.  From my friendly local NetBSD/sun3
> machine,
> 	[Daily-Planet] 22> size /netbsd
> 	text    data    bss     dec     hex
> 	631924  29792   95784   757500  b8efc
> 	[Daily-Planet] 23> ls -l /netbsd
> 	-rwxr-xr-x  1 mouse      775910 Dec 20 06:55 /netbsd
> 	[Daily-Planet] 24>
> The text segment perforce has to stay around anyway.  The bss segment
> can be synthesized on-demand.  All that's really needed is a virgin
> copy of everything neither text nor bss, which cannot be more than
> 143986 bytes in this case.

I'm confused. How much of this space is needed all the time (ie the
actual running kernel), and how much is needed to make libkvm happy?