Subject: Re: union filesystem problems
To: Dave Burgess <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/31/1999 17:47:22
Dave Burgess <> writes:
> Also, my personal opinion is that the GENERIC kernel should have a
> reasonable amount of bloat built in.

Oh, certainly.  If people want truly trimmed down, they can do it.

But that doesn't mean that everything including the kitchen sink, or
even 'most weird things' have to go in.

> One thing that I haven't seen go by is the possibility of putting three or
> four kernels into the kern.tgz file (a GENERIC IDE minimal kernel, a 'four
> meg of memory' kernel, a FIREWALL kernel, and a ROUTER kernel, for example)
> in the same way the X kernels are packaged.

The way the X servers are packaged (in the NetBSD X servers set) is
just broken.

I shouldn't have to download and install _36 MB_ of X servers on
NetBSD/i386 when all i need is one server, 3MB worth.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.