Kernel package and modules

Werner Almesberger werner at
Tue Aug 5 10:15:10 CEST 2008

Andy Green wrote:
> That wasn't his point... he was saying do we need them all installed
> because they take a lot of space.  But, they take the same storage space
> monolithic as they do as modules.  So it's a different (but apposite) issue.

Nitpicking: modules are larger than in-kernel code already because of
the linkage information they carry. The size increase can vary a lot,
but I think as a rule of thumb, module = 2 * in_kernel wouldn't be too

- Werner

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