Subject: Re: Memory usage in 1.4
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/21/1999 01:36:03
In article <> (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.