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Old 05-20-2006, 05:05 AM   #1
MarleyGPN
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Get list of loaded built-in drives?


Hi there,

Im trying to optimize the kernel on my server. The first thing I would like to do is disable everything I don't need in the kernel using make menuconfig. The kernel version I am using is 2.6.16.16 from kernel.org. Is there any way to get a list of drivers the kernel is using to disable everything its not using. The modules has been easy, all I have to do is lsmod. Some stuff is obvious like disabling sound and parallel port. But I still see almost everything turned on in the menus. For example the server I am using has a SATA card. To get it to work I ended up building in ever SATA and most SCSI drivers into the kernel. The server is located at 1&1 so I can't go take a look at it to see what hardware it has. I have also tried googling up the hardware list I got from lspci with no luck. Also is there a guide somewhere on the internet that tells you what most of those kernel options do. As well as which one are required for the kernel to actually work. The build-in help isnt very useful.

Thank you,
MarelyGPN



This is from lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82865G/PE/P DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev c2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801EB (ICH5) SATA Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 02)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 01)
 
Old 05-20-2006, 10:47 PM   #2
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No easy way than knowing what you have and need. And sata requires the basics of scsi to work as does USB and Firewire. They use the scsi structure to interface with the kernel. Beats writing a whole new kernel interface when something as wonderful as scsi interface exist.

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