Subject: Re: 1.4.1 kernels
To: Greg Ingram <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-vax
Date: 07/16/1999 11:34:51
On Fri, 16 Jul 1999, Greg Ingram wrote:

> I got 1.4.1 (_SMIDGEN_) and it saves 320K over 1.4 (GENERIC), 196K over
> 1.4.1 (_POST_STAMP_).  Thanks again.  Hmm...  I have another question
> which probably isn't VAX-specific.  If my kernel is compressed, certain
> utilities fail.  For example, dmesg fails like:
> 	# dmesg
> 	dmesg: kvm_nlist: bad namelist
> Why does dmesg need the kernel's name list?  And another thing: does

	dmesg needs to extract the message buffer from the kernel memory.
	To do this it needs to know where the message buffer is located -
	hence the need to extract the namelist.

> NetBSD/vax support kernfs?  Is that a kernel build option?  [chagrinned]
> (I've never built a NetBSD kernel.)

	It does in GENERIC, but I'm afraid I left out kernfs in _SMIDGEN_,
	though I did include procfs :)


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