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Recompile Your Kernel for a Perfect Fit

Aug 17, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Federico Kereki)

"After I wrote an article on optimizing disk performance, some readers commented that tweaking settings was just part of the job. They pointed out that you can get more speed if you also compile your kernel, adjusting it optimally for your specific hardware and needs. Compiling the kernel isn't the challenge it used to be; nowadays the process is streamlined, and you don't have to do much but pick your choices and key in some commands.

"Most distributions provide a 'one-size-fits-all' kernel, compiled with the most generic options, so everybody can use it..."

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