Subject: Re: Booting IPX diskless not too good...
To: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: matthew green <email@example.com.OZ.AU>
Date: 12/18/1995 18:23:52
> > I strip -d'd the kernel and it booted no problem at all.
> If this is the case, I would expect the hang not to occur until the bulky
> symbol section gets loaded though..
> I'll put some code into the boot program to test for giant kernels.
Hmmm, I could be wrong here... I just had a look at the kernel's involved:
i'm not so sure that it is the size of the kernel here that is
the problem -- it's the fact that there are debugging symbols in
the program, possible pushing some size lossage somewhere..
the hang *does* happen well before it should run out of memory
while loading (ie, used much less than 4 meg).