unneeded modules

Florin Betivoiu flow_of_rhin at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 28 14:55:50 PST 2003

 --- Dan Nelson <dnelson at allantgroup.com> wrote: > In the last episode (Nov 28), Florin Betivoiu
> > I would like to know if there is any way to not compile in the kernel
> > drivers I don't need. For example kldstat -v shows that lots of
> > miibus modules are loaded when i just need pnaphy, or lots of agp
> > modules when I just need intel. Please excuse my poor english, as I
> > am not a native speaker. Thanks in advance for any suggestions,
> > pointers.
> In your kernel config file, you can use MODULES_OVERRIDE to build only
> the modules you need.  Modules are defined in the /sys/modules
> directory, though, and it looks like there is a single "mii" module
> that includes support for all chipsets.  Same for the agp device, so
> you have to build all of them or none.  The sound driver is a bit more
> modular, and you can choose to build only the driver for a single
> chipset.  See /sys/confi/NOTES for a description of the syntax for
> -- 
> 	Dan Nelson
> 	dnelson at allantgroup.com 

Ok. With this config file: http://tinfed.dap.ro/PONY I compiled a kernel that has 2.1MB in size.
Probably I shouldn't compare it with others, but is it not too big?

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