Re: Really small kernel
On Mon, Nov 08, 2004 at 05:26:44PM +0000, ognjen Bezanov wrote:
> Thanks for all the answers,
> In essence i want to keep the kernel small so that it boots up as fast
> as possible.
> Do using (or not using) modules make a difference to the total size when
> loaded into ram?
I leave Module support turned on, but once I have a pretty clear handle
on things, I just compile everything I want as built-in. I think that
compiling things you rarely use as modules would probably save some
working set memory.
On a G3 powerbook, I disabled USB support completely, Firewire
completely, PCMCIA completely, and compiled SCSI as builtin, IDE as
builtin, Alsa as builtin, Network as builtin, NFS as builtin, SMBFS as
builtin, ISO9660/Compressed/etc as builtin, but things like NTFS and
VFAT as modules.
It's not hard. You just do it. The decision tree for "make menuconfig"
isn't that broad or deep.