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Old 15th April 2012
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Originally Posted by ocicat View Post
I don't believe you would save gigabytes of space, possibly not even one.
Definitely true, since the VPS only has 128MB of memory :-)

I wasn't talking about building a custom kernel, just using config to change GENERIC.

Originally Posted by ocicat View Post
Unless you are intimately knowledgeable about kernel internals is this worth the effort. Personally, I wouldn't bother. It goes too far against the project's recommendations, & I have found that the project's dictates are well grounded.
No, I'm not an expert. Your advice is well spoken. It looks to me like the kernel takes 12MB:

real mem  = 133742592 (127MB)
avail mem = 121569280 (115MB)
Not sure how much it could actually shrink by, so it may not be worth the effort.
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