Anyone rolling a kernel nowadays?

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Mon Aug 9 18:05:38 UTC 2010

On Mon, 2010-08-09 at 12:49 -0500, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> 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.

Is the speed/performance gain noticeable? Thanks, Ric

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