Subject: Re: Progress using NetBSD/Mac 1.0_BETA
To: None <,>
From: Scott Kaplan <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 10/23/1994 21:46:21
Lawrence wrote:
>What do you mean, "RAM set to 8 megs"?  This is on a IIci, right?  On a
>IIci, the kernel should auto-detect memory by using the MMU and not
>even look at what the booter's RAM setting is.
>If changing the booter's RAM setting affects things, then I've forgotten
>how the code works...  (Or some gremlins got in there.)

Well, gremlins must be in there.  If I uncheck the "Auto detect RAM size"
in the booter, then behavior *does* change when I set RAM size to 4 or 8
megs.  On 4 megs, I can boot up multiuser.  On 8, I freeze at the
filesystem check.  Is there a way, once in BSD, to see how much memory it
thinks it has?  I can check that and let you know what it's doing...

Also, I did a make on the dt source, and judging from the slow compile and
the incredible amount of disk access, I think I can presume that it was
only using 4 megs of RAM and was swapping like nuts.

Hope this helps solve the puzzle...Is there another older kernel that I
could try?  Which reminds me, in case I haven't mentioned it or in case
it's not clear--This is a complete and clean install from the 1.0_BETA
directory on cray-ymp.  The only addition is dt from the for_testing