Subject: Re: *_TINY kernels
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: Joern Clausen <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/11/2007 17:21:51

On Sun, Nov 11, 2007 at 03:42:33PM +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> Hi all,
> is there a real use base for GENERIC_TINY and INSTALL_TINY left? I mean
> who would want to use a non-custom kernel on a memory restrainted
> machine? I wouldn't even use a normal GENERIC kernel with 64MB...

I find GENERIC_TINY quite handy if you run into hardware issues during
installation (on a not-so-mainstream machine, maybe). Then it's usually
easier to start with GENERIC_TINY to see of there is *any* chance to
install NetBSD at all, and then adding devices until something
breaks. Maybe this does not justify distributing the compiled kernels,
but the configuration files should be kept to describe a "minimal


 Joern Clausen                   http://www.TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE/~joern/