Anyone rolling a kernel nowadays?

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Aug 9 09:09:59 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-09 at 17:44 +1000, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 09/08/2010 17:27, Ric Moore wrote:
> > Back in the day, I used to get significant gains in system speed once I
> > rolled my own kernel. Of course we had way fewer options to consider in
> > the configuration. I managed to run quite nicely with no modules at all,
> > just the bare essentials were checked and the kernel "rolled". But, I
> > haven't done this for quite a few years.
> >
> > The question to the group is: Is anyone doing this? If so, do you have
> > enough gains to offset the effort? Just wondering. I can always use a
> > speed gain. Ric
> >    
> Start here:
> as a short followup, there's this:
> which strongly suggests that i am wasting my time looking for that
> vmlinux file.  i think i'll ask about this on the ubuntu kernel
> mailing list, and annoy them for a while.
> rday
> But as this kernel thingie has been going since June then write to
> Robert (but this may be difficult as he hasn't replied for 3 days to
> my e-mail to him  :-(.)
> Nevertheless, search in the archives for this mail list for posts by
> Robert re his kernel 'course' he's put together.

Heh, I just did the monkey thing and pushed the Red Button. I'm amazed
by all the stuff turned on in the kernel, not compiled as modules. So, I
turned a bunch of stuff off and it's rolling on it's own now. Think I'll
get some sleep. 5Am round here. It'll go or blow! Ric

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