Subject: Re: -pipe significantly boosts up kernel compile speed
To: None <>
From: Klaus Heinz <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/05/2002 14:33:49
Aymeric Vincent, you wrote:

> Bang Jun-Young <> writes:
> > I'll give it a try again with 16MB on Pentium later (the mother
> > board requires DIMM so 4MB * 2 DIMMs are needed to have 8MB, but I
> > don't have one).

Wouldn't it be useful to have an option in the bootloader to restrict the
memory available to the kernel, for testing purposes?
E.g.  'boot -M4096' for a kernel with 4MB RAM.

The Amiga bootloader has something along those lines (-n), but one can only
choose the _number_ of (non-continous) memory segments the kernel should use
and not the size of memory.