Subject: Memory usage in 1.4
To: None <>
From: Rick Byers <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/20/1999 20:30:16
Is it known if NetBSD-1.4 uses signifcantly more memory than 1.3.3?  I've
got an old 386 with 8 Mb of ram that use to be very usable with NetBSD
1.3.3, but is now INSANLY slow when compiling under NetBSD-1.4.  Is it
just that egcs uses a lot more memory than gcc?  

Also, why do the swapper, pagedaemon and reaper use so much memory (as
reported by ps)?  They have an rss of 5.5 Mb on my 386 and 18Mb on my PII
(160 Mb RAM).  Is this really accurate?  If there is really 5.5 Mb
allocated to the system processes, there shoudln't be anything left.


Rick Byers                       University of Waterloo, Computer Science