syscons options and memory use
ronald-freebsd8 at klop.yi.org
Wed Mar 30 23:54:08 PST 2005
On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 01:04:10 -0600, Dan Nelson <dnelson at allantgroup.com>
> In the last episode (Mar 31), Ronald Klop said:
>> The syscons manual page says:
>> " The following options will remove some features from the syscons
>> driver and save kernel memory.
>> This option removes mouse support in the syscons driver.
>> The mouse daemon moused(8) will fail if this option is
>> defined. This option implies the SC_NO_CUTPASTE option
>> How much memory does this save (or how can I discover that)? Is it worth
>> it on a 96MB PentiumII laptop?
> I would guess that the memory savings is probably on the order of
> kilobytes. Useful if you're trying to prevent excessive swapping on an
> 8MB system. Not worth disabling on your system.
How can I see the size of my kernel?
I know vmstat -m and netstat -m, but from that info I don't see if I
reduced the memory footprint after disabling an option or device.
Ronald Klop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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