View Full Version : [ubuntu] Custom kernel compile

September 15th, 2008, 01:03 PM

I am currently working on a real-time multiprocessor research project. We are using a patch to version 2.6.24 of the Linux kernel to incorporate our scheduling algorithm and concurrency control mechanism. I compiled and installed the (patched) kernel using the standard methods for compiling a kernel (not the Ubuntu specific commands).

I would like to free-up some space on my hard drive by removing some of the extra modules. While configuring the kernel, I left in a lot of useless modules (I am relatively new to kernel compilation and did not want to destroy the system). If there a utility that can detect which modules are in use and which aren't (so that I can delete those).

I apologize if this is a trivial question, but I am still relatively new to this environment.

Sherif Fadel