Subject: re: INSTALL kernels on release branch broken?
To: Paul Kranenburg <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/24/2000 15:21:00
> Would it not be better to use the pax TMPDIR fix, and reduce the
> size of the kernel instead? If we do come up with a better long-term
Has it been verified the reduction is sufficient?
In any case, I fear it will only be a question of time before we cross
the line again. In -current already, the INET6 libc code has topped off
all available room in the `MD' image.
this is too true. i had worked hard to keep INSTALL small
enough to not blow up the loader but it was always going to
be a losing battle. note that there is only about 300k of
gzipped space free on the floppy beyond what it was in
1.4-ish (or so i recall), so it won't be long until we're
at a two floppy install ... mmm ustarfs :-)
i think the only real way to fix this is to make /boot smart
enough to map kernel memory itself. now, doesn't that sound
fun? sys/arch/sparc/libmmu, anyone? :-)