Subject: Re: Memory usage in 1.4
To: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
From: Rick Byers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/20/1999 22:02:41
Yep, I compiled my own kernel with only the things I need. I was able to
get available memory up to about 6Mb. Still not enough for good compiles
On Thu, 20 May 1999, David Brownlee wrote:
> Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 18:06:07 -0700 (PDT)
> From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
> To: Rick Byers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Memory usage in 1.4
> 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
> > =========================================================================
> > Rick Byers University of Waterloo, Computer Science
> > firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.iaw.on.ca/rickb/
Rick Byers University of Waterloo, Computer Science