Subject: netbsd on 8MB RAM
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List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/16/2001 10:03:12
i did some testing hew netbsd works on low memory system. and my results
was terrible!!! i reconfigured my system to not run X and squid, running
named, pppd. sshd, inetd, cron and sendmail.
kernel tells about 5600 available RAM, while top shows sum of active,
inactive, free no more than 2MB.
system performance is terrible, tried to run gcc - it's constantly heavy
swapping. everything is swapping!

what i've done wrong? i've used linux on 8MB and was much faster and
almost no swapping compared to netbsd.