Subject: Re: 1.5_Beta on 3100/M76 and MVII (hare and tortoise syndrome)
To: NetBSD Bob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 10/26/2000 18:59:24
On Thu, 26 Oct 2000, NetBSD Bob wrote:
> > Has bit bloat finally set into the VAX port?
> For fun, I checked some generic kernel sizes for VAX.....
> 32V 59528
> 4.2BSD 291840
> 4.3BSD 407552
> 4.3BSD-Quasijarus(1999) 484352
> NetBSD-1.2 ?
> NetBSD-1.3 865218
> NetBSD-1.4 1015803
> NetBSD-1.5 1402255
> Are we bloating a bit around the seams...(:+}}...
> Yeah, I know, it is only important for MVII critters and odd
> stray 11/730's, but my, how we have grown.....
> I pine for the light dainty crispness of a 4.3BSD, for example,
> especially on something as slow as an MVII or even an MV3100/10
> kind of box.
> What is the bloat due to, gccisms?
As a test, try compiling a 1.5 GENERIC kernel with only the
hardware/filesystems/network-protocols from 1.4 and 1.3 ...
I would still expect it to be larger as various other features
get added, but not quite such a difference...
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