Subject: Re: Memory usage in 1.4
To: Rick Byers <email@example.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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:
> 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
> email@example.com http://www.iaw.on.ca/rickb/