Subject: growing kernel
To: None <>
From: Patrick Welche <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/12/2001 22:21:06
I was about to upgrade my old 386DX25 4Mb RAM 40Mb HD from NetBSD 1.3F, but
binaries have grown, so I run out of space. Taking the kernel, very similar
config files generate

654280 Jul 12  1998 1.3F
911896 Apr 12 21:42 1.5U

I say similar, the differences are that I added:

makeoptions     COPTS="-Os"     # Optimise for space. Implies -O2
options         NTP             # NTP phase/frequency locked loop

and I used isa* wd* fd* rather than isa0 wd0 fd0.

Can this really make such a difference?


# df -k
Filesystem  1K-blocks     Used    Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/wd0a       31983    29659      724    98%    /