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Old 01-17-2006, 08:28 PM   #1
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Linux Kernel


I was asked a question today that I did not know how to answer as I am learning more and more about Linux, it was: how do you fine tune the kernel??
 
Old 01-17-2006, 08:50 PM   #2
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Essentially, it entails removeing those features that you don't use, support for hardware that you don't have. Then recompiling and rebooting. It is a bit more involved, but that is the basic jist of it. Once you've done one or five it isn't really that hard.
 
Old 01-17-2006, 08:59 PM   #3
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Instead of fine-tuning, I would say "tailoring". Any OS is going to be most commonly distributed in a "general-purpose" configuration. The beauty of open-source is that you can build it to match your needs.
 
Old 01-17-2006, 10:30 PM   #4
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edit the kernel config and compile. You can trim the fat and add instruction sets specific to your CPU and so forth.
 
Old 01-17-2006, 10:49 PM   #5
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Kernel tuning is not just about compile time options but there are many things that can be tweaked at run time. Run sysctl -a to see a comprehensive list. Google anything that looks interesting ?

Check this out too.
http://www.samag.com/documents/s=892...311a/0311a.htm
 
Old 01-17-2006, 10:53 PM   #6
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I like compiling tho... Compile and forget for a bit... Til the next patch
 
  


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