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Old 03-27-2004, 12:43 AM   #1
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should i recompile after kernel upgrade?

i recently just upgraded from 2.4 to 2.6.3 an di was wondering if i would get better performance if i recompiled all of my software?
Old 03-27-2004, 12:50 AM   #2
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Nope, kernels have nothing to do with compiler optimizations--Now some of your stuff might not work, but recompiling it wouldn't help ; some software just hates the 2.6.x kernels. You only really need to recompile if you make drastic changes to the processor. (Like swapping from Intel to AMD or vice versa.)


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