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Re: Everything as a module

In article <>,
"C. Oda" <> wrote:
>If the package works as advertised, is there any negative effect
>of simply loading everything as a module?  This would eliminate the
>need to recompile the kernel if a person changed their ethernet
>card or something.

It is slightly less memory efficient to load a module than to simply
link in the code.  A module's size is always rounded up to the next
4KB boundary upon loading.

But as you point out, it is handy for things that change or drivers
you want to hack on.

Jim Tittsler, Tokyo  <URL:>
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