Subject: Re: procfs/kernfs "required"? [was Re: kernel & libkvm... ]
To: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@NIAGARA.NECTAR.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/12/1996 12:02:21
Chris_G_Demetriou@NIAGARA.NECTAR.CS.CMU.EDU writes:
> even if it's one page, that's one page that i'd rather have unwired
> and available for my applications...

Oh, come now. Memory gets cheaper all the time. Its true that a lot of
the NetBSD community is in to retrocomputing, but in a couple of years
low end machines are going to have 32 or 64 meg of memory and another
couple of k would be worth spending on increased productivity over
having more unwired pages. This is not to say that stupid bloat is a
good idea, but for legitimately good causes it isn't that bad.