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Re: CVS commit: src

On Sun, 18 Jan 2009, Nick Hudson wrote:

On Sunday 18 January 2009 16:29:30 Havard Eidnes wrote:
Module Name:    src
Committed By:   he
Date:           Sun Jan 18 16:29:30 UTC 2009

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.

        Its a pity cats can't move to the split kernel/ramdisk model used
        by i386. Actually atari has an interesting approach where the
        kernel loads the ramdisk image (only supports floppy). Turning
        that into a generic 'load ramdisk from file on this filesystem
        or direct from this device' could be an interesting project...

        In the meantime the cats ramdisk image could be pruned -
        scsictl, mount_kernfs, restore, rcmd, chio, etc...

                David/absolute       -- No hype required --

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