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Old 09-15-2010, 10:21 AM   #1
NoahJK
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Recompiling Linux kernel


Hey,

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.

Thanks
 
Old 09-15-2010, 10:36 AM   #2
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I would look at Eric's kernel how-to. It has some suggestions. The obvious things are going to be your specific processor type and setting your timer and pre-emption to fit your needs. Those last two can give you something of a trade off between actual throughput vs. responsiveness.
 
Old 09-16-2010, 04:42 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by NoahJK View Post
Hey,

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.

Thanks
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.
 
  


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