Optimizing Modules w/o Kernel Recompile
First of all, is there any benefit for not loading modules that aren't useful for a given machine? For example, joydev, psmouse, snd*? Will I free up memory this way?
If I were to prevent something from loading in debian, which syntax is best?
alias module_name off
I don't know from your post if you know this or not. Just a little heads up. Unless you are using PV-GRUB, your Linode will be using host provided kernels.