Subject: Re: /kern/kernel
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/14/1998 08:28:08
On Mon, 14 Sep 1998, der Mouse wrote:

: If we could count on the kernel having symbols in-core at load time,
: any of these paradigms (/kern/kernel, /kern/kernelsymbols, etc)
: becomes a SMOP.

`Bloat.' That would be very annoying as a default behavior.

Some machines (particularly lower-end mips, m68k, vax, even a real I386...)
need all the memory they can get, and symbols take up a lot.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.