compiling kernels - built in v module

Howard Lowndes lannet at
Sat Feb 2 18:59:10 EST 2002

I have to agree with this idea unless you have a peculiar situation
(embedded Linux comes to mind.

One caveat though is that if you need modules during boot, such as SCSI or
RAID, then you will need to understand about initrd in order to have them
available during boot.

On Sat, 2 Feb 2002, Ben Elliston wrote:

> IMHO, everything is best loaded as a module, if possible.  In this
> way, modules that aren't used will be expelled from memory.
> Furthermore, you can never predict when you'll need to replace one
> piece of hardware (such as a network card) with another make/model.
> If you boot your machine from a SCSI disk, you're going to need those
> modules available at boot time, in which case they need to go into an
> intial ramdisk or be linked into the kernel image.

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