Re: Module-based setup vs. monolithic kernel

Tuukka Toivonen (
Thu, 25 Nov 1999 00:51:05 +0200 (EET)

On Tue, 23 Nov 1999, Jason A. Diegmueller wrote:

>What are the advantages vs. disadvantages of going with either a
>modular-based setup vs. a monolithic kernel with all necessary options
>built in?

The only bad thing in modular drivers is, AFAIK, that each module
allocates integer number of pages. Ie. you lose an average of pagesize/2
bytes of memory when you load a module, instead of having the driver
compiled into kernel. On PC this is 4kB/2 = 2kB.

Correct me if I'm wrong =)

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