Subject: Re: BUFFERCACHE, PR 1903
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/14/1996 14:22:43
On Sat, 14 Sep 1996, Peter Seebach wrote:

> Perhaps we should try to find ways to make more adaptive kernels;
> for instance, the ability to dynamically *unload* unused drivers.
> (For instance, once I've successfully booted, I should be able
> to unload every SCSI card driver I'm not using.)

I can't see much point. It's a fair amount of work for very little
gain.  (You're not going to save more than a few K of memory doing
this, which is not a big win in a world where 16MB of memory is
less than a hundred dollars.) I'd rather see the time put into things
that will benefit a greater number of NetBSD users, such as merged
VM/buffer cache.


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