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Old 06-30-2003, 05:31 PM   #1
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maintenance and performance tuning?

besides updates of the programs and kernel and compiling a custom kernel, what do you do to optimize performance of your systems? i havent seen or heard of any type of defrags of the HDs. i usually just check top to see where my system resources are going.

i was just wondering what you guys out there were doing. thanks.
Old 06-30-2003, 05:50 PM   #2
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Don't forget to change the oil every 300 miles.

(I couldn't resist.)

Good question. I'll look forward to some tips from this thread too.
Old 06-30-2003, 09:02 PM   #3
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You don't have to defrag in linux. Also, get rid of any apps that you do not need to enhance performance.
Old 06-30-2003, 09:20 PM   #4
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Q: Why shouldn't I simply delete the stuff I never use, it's just taking up space?
A: This question is in the category of Famous Last Words..
(From the Frequently Unasked Questions)

You can adjust your GCC settings. In your /etc/profile:

export CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -mcpu=pentium4"
export CPPFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -mcpu=pentium4"
export CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -mcpu=pentium4"

replacing "pentium4" with your architecture. This could be "athlon-xp", "pentium1(2,3)", "K6(-2)" or if you want more generic "i386(486,etc)" There are others as well.


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