Subject: Re: 1.4.1 kernels
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Greg Ingram <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/14/1999 14:58:22
Hi David,

On Wed, 14 Jul 1999, David Brownlee wrote:

> 	I believe Ragge managed to get the swap fixes into the tree for
> 	1.4.1. Given the tree was tagged last night I've run off a generic
> 	and a 'postage stamp' config for memory shy uVax and VS2000 users:
> 	These _should_ be the same as in the upcoming 1.4.1 release, but
> 	no guarantees. Either way they should fix the swap problems.
> 	Many thanks to Ragge for all the work!
> 	All in
> 	    netbsd.generic.gz	Generic kernel
>    	'postage stamp' kernel for KA410, 630 and 650
> 	    _POSTAGE_STAMP_	Kernel config for above
>   Note: If you are using the _POSTAGE_STAMP_ config to configure
> 	and build your own kernel you will need to uncomment VAX43
> 	support, or add an extra #ifdef to locore.c
>  Note2: I have tested the generic kernel, but was unable to test the
> kernel - please let me know if it works for you!

I downloaded and booted both kernels on my uVAX II (KA630).  They both
work fine.  The death via swap does appear solved.  Previously, I couldn't
use bash and gcc together.  Now things are clunking along nicely.

NetBSD 1.4.1 (GENERIC) reports:
	realmem = 9428992
	avail mem = 6565888

NetBSD 1.4.1 (_POSTAGE_STAMP_) reports:

	realmem = 9428992
	avail mem = 6701056

That saves me 124K.  Thanks.  BTW, the 9428992 realmem is 8K shy of 9MB.  
Can anyone enlighten me as to what eats that 8K?


- Greg