Subject: Small kernel...
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From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?Thorbj=F6rn?= Jemander <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/20/2001 06:57:18

I'm looking at netbsd for (possibly) using it in an embedded system,
and just want to know how small you can get the kernel, with some
How modular is it, and how much can you remove?

Is it posible to get below 300k? 100k? 30k?!

I know the size is platform dependent, but as a rough estimation?
How much can you strip by modifying config-files, and when do one have
to start comment things out from the code?

Please send your answers to

Best regards,
Thorbjörn Jemander, PhD
Enea Epact AB,
Teknikringen 8,
Linköping, Sweden