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Re: CVS commit: src

> > Modified Files:
> >     src/distrib/cats/ramdisk: Makefile
> >     src/sys/arch/cats/conf: INSTALL
> >
> > Log Message:
> > Bump the ramdisk size so that the contents fits again.
> You know, this probably isn't a good idea. Cyclone (which is
> the only usable firmware on CATS) doesn't boot >4Gb kernels. I
> tested a netbsd-5 install kernel recently and it's already too
> big.
> Not sure how we stop kernel code bloat, but a big comment
> against the ramdisk size is probably a good first step.

My guess is that the portmaster at this point needs to step up to
the plate and take the necessary steps to put the install kernel
and the ramdisk image on a diet.

Just posting a big comment next to the ramdisk sizes could
prevent it from being bumped further, but the other result you
get is a non-buildable port, that is, unless other steps are
taken to curtail the bloat.

Not sure how to prevent install kernel bloat from happening on a
general level...


- Håvard

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