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CHAPTER 8 Kernel Configuration

8.1 SunOS 4.1.X

The SunOS 4.1.X kernel that comes with the installation is configured to allow the use of all supported devices for the architecture. This makes it quite large and causes it to take up considerable memory. Since most systems will not have all the supported peripherals you can remove those that aren't needed, freeing memory space for use by programs. If you add additional devices, then you need to put the drivers back in and reconfigure and reinstall the kernel. It is not necessary to reconfigure the SunOS 5.X kernel, as this kernel loads only the drivers for the devices attached to the system.

8.1.1 - Kernel configuration files
8.1.2 - Overview of Sysgen process

Unix System Administration - 8 AUG 1996
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