syscons options and memory use

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Wed Mar 30 23:04:16 PST 2005

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
>             too.
> "
> 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.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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