[techtalk] modules and xconfig

Jamie Walker jj.walker at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Dec 21 12:00:21 EST 1999

Kelly Lynn Martin wrote:

> >You'll save some memory by saying 'm' to things you don't need too
> >much, but that's about it.
> Also, you will probably have to put some stuff in modules if you use a
> lot of devices because there's a limit to how large your final
> monolithic kernel image can be.

We have machines here booting via network card bootROMs from a Novell
server, and we need as much as possible in modules so the kernel image
plus initrd can fit on a floppy-sized image. In our case, the limit to
kernel size is about 520k or thereabouts.

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