Subject: Re: netbsd on 8MB RAM
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 02/16/2001 10:03:05
On Fri, 16 Feb 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> 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.
Were you using the same compiler with the same options - the
version of gcc used in NetBSD uses a lot more memory than earlier
versions, plus compile flags default to -O2 which causes it to
use even more memory when optimising.
Are you using a GENERIC or cutomised kernel?
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