[Beowulf] cloning issue, hidden module dependency

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Tue Dec 9 04:07:02 PST 2008

Tim Cutts wrote:
> [...]
> It's very easy to build a custom kernel package
> with just what you want using the 'make-kpkg' command, and then you
> can strip out all the extraneous cruft if you want (I never bother -
> it's only modules that don't get loaded, and the only performance
> issue would be if you're PXE booting)

Hello, Tim.

That's right, I PXE boot openMosix without an initrd, with the drivers 
needed to access the root filesystem built-in: Everything else is loaded 
as a module from /lib.


Dr. A.J.Travis, University of Aberdeen, Rowett Institute of Nutrition
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