[Beowulf] Clustering VPS servers

Geoffrey Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Sun Mar 24 10:25:07 PDT 2013


On 03/24/2013 01:56 AM, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:
> 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.

Yes, if extraneous drivers are not loaded. You still need some resources
to handle the initrd on bootup, but that shouldn't be a problem when
everything is started.

Something to read:
http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/65481/disadvantages-of-linux-kernel-module



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