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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
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...
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