Subject: Re: Minimal NetBSD
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/24/2000 11:12:55
	I have a friend using a 4MB 80386 box as an ethernet/modem NAT
	box (with occasional nethack games :)

	Its probably worth adding 'makeoptions     COPTS="-Os"' to the
	config file, plus if you are running current you can save more
	with 'options VNODE_OP_NOINLINE', and if you are keeping nfs
	client code 'options NFS_V2_ONLY' to save space by not having
	nfs3 or nqnfs code...

	Its probably worth having a 'GENERIC' kernel based on the
	INSTALL_TINY config...

			       -- A pmap for every occasion --

On Sat, 23 Sep 2000, Andrew Gillham wrote:

> writes:
> > 
> > Hmm... I don't (currently) have a NetBSD box with that much
> > space.  I have a Linux box with a few Gb spare (at present),
> > is it possible to build a NetBSD kernel on a Linux machine?!
> I can help you get a kernel if you wish.  Let me know what kind
> of hardware is in the box.
> e.g.
> 	386 (with or without FPU)
> 	486SX/DX 
> 	IDE drive(s)
> 	floppy drive(s)
> 	MSDOS filesystem
> 	CD9660 filesystem
> 	Any network card
> 	etc..
> I'll try to build a small kernel (just for fun) and see what can actually
> boot in 3MB. (by hard-coding the memory in the kernel config)
> My guess is no networking, etc.
> -Andrew