We all know that NetBSD-current is bloated compared to VMS of the early 80s. But we still can boot on some VAXes, so why not make it as easy as possible to install?
A recent discussion on the port-vax mailing list brought a problem with the default installation method (when booting from CD, which typically is the easiest way) to my attention: it would not work on machines with 16 MB RAM or less.

So, can we do better? Looking at the size of a GENERIC kernel:

   text    data     bss     dec     hex filename

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