Subject: Re: Memory usage in 1.4
To: Rick Byers <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/20/1999 18:06:07
	The GENERIC kernel has support for more devices, which makes it
	larger - that could be a contributing factor.

	Have you tried compiling a custom kernel?


	 -=-  "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger"  -=-

On Thu, 20 May 1999, Rick Byers wrote:

> Hi,
> 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.
> Thanks,
> 	Rick
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> Rick Byers                       University of Waterloo, Computer Science