Anyone rolling a kernel nowadays?
wayward4now at gmail.com
Mon Aug 9 17:26:43 UTC 2010
On Mon, 2010-08-09 at 12:58 +0100, James Hogarth wrote:
> > 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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> Been there done that with a fully compiled Gentoo Stage 1 system....
> was great for learning how everything goes together back then...
> These days I prefer to use the same kernel as others to ease
> support/maintenance headaches and save time overall... The potential
> performance gain is not worth the trade off (for me) in the time
> invested when for my systems I prefer things to just work(TM) so I can
> get on with more interesting stuff....
I hear that, it's just that my AMD64 3200 is starting to get a little
long in the tooth (it was Gee Whiz! when I first bought it) so I figured
that the speed gains that I got on my 486/DX2-66, back when I rolled
kernels routinely, would also pep up this machine. I sure don't need
references to Intel or ARM or X-box CPU's taking up kernel real-estate.
Besides, it's just for this machine and me. :) Ric
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