Originally Posted by NoahJK
I decided to recompile my Slackware kernel to the newest version. I know how to do it but during the "make menuconfig" step, I would like to hear your suggestion what to enable/disable in order to optimize the system, make it faster using less power.
Any help would be appreciated.
What I personally do, unless there's a good reason not to, is to put in-kernel my SATA chipset driver, along with the fs driver I need to boot. The rest goes as modules so I don't really have to worry about what to enable or disable. In the past I used to fine tune the kernel to the strictly necessary stuff mostly because compiling a kernel could take hours in a p133, but nowadays compiling a full-blown kernel will only take a few minutes at most, and all you will lose is a few megabytes of disk space.