Subject: Re: NetBSD usage in embedded environments
To: Kamal R Prasad <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Noriyuki Soda <email@example.com>
Date: 03/27/2003 22:27:03
>>>>> On Thu, 27 Mar 2003 13:24:28 +0000,
"Kamal R Prasad" <firstname.lastname@example.org> said:
> can you actually remove the swapper and/or some major subsystems using
> config? dont think you can. and a modular approach will suffice in
> that respect.
Surely, we cannot remove the pagedaemon.
But most microkernels cannot remove it either.
Actually, this is not a microkernel-vs-monolithic kernel thing,
but a VM implemetation thing.
As I said previous message, microkernel doesn't really help this,
rather it makes kernel larger and slower.
BTW, we can remove actual physical swap device driver and most
filesystems by config(8).