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Old 07-29-2003, 05:11 PM   #1
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Wink Recompile Kernel... wha??????


Hey wassup!

I have a decent computer (check my stats in the column to the left) and I have heard recently that there are exceptional performance boosts to be had by recompiling your kernel so that it is tailored specifically to your machine...

Sorry, I am a nOOb to all of this, so can someone please explain to me how to go about accessing the kernel and screwing with it?

Thanks!

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Old 07-29-2003, 05:13 PM   #2
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whoops... my stats show up at the end of my messages... not to the left
 
Old 07-29-2003, 05:16 PM   #3
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Well, sometimes the installation defaults
are -let's say- somewhat conservative...

If you specifically compile the kernel to
match your CPU, your chipset and Graphics
chip you might experience a way better
performance :} ... specially in the graphics
section.

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Old 07-29-2003, 05:20 PM   #4
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Its worth doing as kernel are normally compiled for basic i386 (although redhat does do ones for i[56]86]). Also might be worth making the kernel totally monolithic (i.e. no modules) as this can be faster

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Old 07-29-2003, 05:22 PM   #5
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OK, so it's worth doing... great! But one problem still remains... HOW?? Sorry, I am ignorant )
 
Old 07-29-2003, 05:23 PM   #6
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Google for "kernel compile howto". There is an official howto but there are also shorter,easier to follow guides

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Old 07-29-2003, 05:24 PM   #7
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sweet thanks man! I appreciate it!

-masterspud
 
Old 07-29-2003, 05:34 PM   #8
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here i'll make it easy on you, here is a step by step with explanations with each step...
 
  


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