Anyone rolling a kernel nowadays?

Jordon Bedwell jordon at
Mon Aug 9 17:49:40 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-09 at 13:26 -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> 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

I think it's only the old folk [not literally old folk] who do that.  I
know I still roll custom Kernels on all my machines and especially on my
servers and they're flagged as coming from me so me and clients know
this is the case. I like and love my upstream providers but they use a
generic kernel and it makes me a sad panda because I, like you, like a
clean system, therefore why do I have references for all the crap not in
my machine that belongs to another machine in their data center?  I've
even fought with some upstream providers of this, stop saving a few
gigabytes of space when storage is cheap now when you can cleanup your
clients systems and build images for specific server sets, alas they
don't care.  Anyways too much off topic, I know lots including myself
who always use a custom kernel no matter what.

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