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:
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