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Old 06-23-2004, 01:23 AM   #1
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Have any optimizations in Linux?

Hey everyone...

I was just wondering...where can I acquire information about optimizing Linux, or to be specific Fedora Core 1

any links to sites, referrals to books will be appreciated!

Thank you
Old 06-23-2004, 04:48 AM   #2
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The best optimization step you can take is to recompile your own kernel. Just my 2 cents -- J.W.
Old 06-23-2004, 12:54 PM   #3
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I don't have any links, but there are two things I do which make a big difference:

1) Disable all unnecessary services. This speeds up boot time and frees resources for other uses.
2) Try a lightweight window manager rather than a feature-rich desktop environment. I had Blackbox on a p200(128mb ram) running more smoothly than KDE on a pIII 550(512mb).
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Sorry that I didn't add this before, but I am targeting to optimize servers with Fedora Core 1.

Is there anything else then optimizing the kernel? Can anyone explain how this will help grealtly?

Also, is there anything else I can do to optimize and secure my machine?

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Compiling your own kernel will speed things up because you won't have support for features that you don't need that might have been thrown in there. I'm not sure if this applies to Fedora but in Gentoo you can modify your /etc/make.conf and add processor options and what are known as USE flags for optimization.


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