Subject: Re: Kernel Configuration - any easy way?
To: None <>
From: Chuck Yerkes <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/19/2003 02:58:21
Is there a compelling reason to change from the (easier to support)

In the non-embedded world, any post 1998 machine will not be
notably quicker for removing unused modules.  If you save 100k
on a 128MB machine is it worth the effort?

(and google around for "dmassage" which someone did for openbsd.
Close, perhaps adaptable).

Quoting J. Buck Caldwell (
> Has anyone put together any kind of script that can parse the boot.dmesg 
> and build a config file with only the devices needed? Obviously, there 
> is stuff that would still be manually configured - compatibility, 
> filesystems, network - but it would make getting started on a new kernel 
> for a new machine much easier.
> I'm sure that this is something that could be whipped out by a decent 
> perl programmer in a few hours - unfortunately for me, I am not a perl 
> programmer. (and thanks for the forthcoming suggestions that I learn.)
>  -Buckaroo