[Beowulf] Clustering VPS servers

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 23 23:56:11 PDT 2013


What I am not understanding is the difference between using a monolithic
style kernel with everything compiled in vs. modules. Is there a lower
memory footprint if modules are used.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Hahn [mailto:hahn at mcmaster.ca] 
Sent: 23 March 2013 15:22
To: Jonathan Aquilina
Cc: 'Beowulf Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [Beowulf] Clustering VPS servers

> Aren't you going to improve overall system performance in the sense 
> that you don't eat up ram with stuff you don't need compiled into it. 
> Why have NVidia modules compiled into the kernel if your running ati etc.

most drivers are compiled as modules.



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