syscons options and memory use
PeterJeremy at optushome.com.au
Thu Mar 31 01:17:55 PST 2005
On Thu, 2005-Mar-31 09:53:59 +0200, Ronald Klop wrote:
>>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?
It basically removes scmouse.c, sysmouse.c and a largish chunk of code in
scvgarndr.c - my estimate is about 9KB. You can probably do better looking
elsewhere. For loadable devices, looking at the module size is a good
>How can I see the size of my kernel?
server% size /boot/kernel/kernel
text data bss dec hex filename
3045945 229911 978784 4254640 40ebb0 /boot/kernel/kernel
Remember that this doesn't include dynamic memory allocated by the
kernel which can be quite significant. Look at the "real memory"
and "avail memory" lines in your boot dmesg to get a better idea
of the basic kernel memory requirements.
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