Subject: Re: Memory usage in 1.4
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Christos Zoulas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/21/1999 01:36:03
In article <Pine.NEB.4.05.9905202024430.154-100000@rick.ScaryChildren.net> email@example.com (Rick Byers) writes:
>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?
egcs is a piglet, also we turned on -O2 instead of -O.
>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.
The statistics for the kernel processes are bogus.