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Re: xbd2 is not created during installation

On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 07:47:58PM +0200, Alan Barrett wrote:
> On Mon, 12 May 2008, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> > Space in the mfs /dev is limited, so I tried to not add
> > too much devices for Xen.
> In netbsd-4, you can increase the size of the mfs /dev by changing the
> definition of NINODE in src/sbin/init/init.c.  You might be able to come
> up with a way to use ifdefs to do this for the version of init that's
> embedded in the ramdisk that's embedded in the relevant INSTALL kernel,
> without also doing it for versions of init used for other purposes.
> In -current, the mfs or tmpfs /dev is created by MAKEDEV, not by init,
> and it is automatically sized according to the number of devices.

yes, it's easy to increase the space of the mfs. The point it to not make
it eat too much memory (especially as it's the same ramdisk as the native
i386/amd64 install kernels).
sysinst can only handle one disk anyway, so 2 devices is enough to do the

Manuel Bouyer <bouyer%antioche.eu.org@localhost>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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