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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:30 pm    Post subject: Monolithic vs Modular kernel. Which one is better? Reply with quote

Greetings.

The title is quite descriptive: is better a modular kernel than a monolothic kernel?

I know that a modular kernel saves memory, because unneeded stuff is unloaded, but the loading/unloading process spend time and resources. But I don't know if loaded modules are slower than in-built modules. Also, I don't know what things must I compile as a module and what things I must compile in kernel. I don't know neither how to control the autoloading/unloading of kernel modules.

So, what is better to a desktop/workstation computer with the usual desktop/workstation programs (internet, some games, office, some programming and scientific software...)?

Thanks for your help.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Kernel & Hardware to Duplicate Threads.
See https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-58790-highlight-kernel+modules+monolithic.html
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