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Linuxcare: Tales From the Tech Support Pit: Quest for a Leaner and Meaner Kernel

Apr 13, 2000, 00:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Vern Marshall)

[ Thanks to Linuxcare for this link. ]

"Not all calls to Linuxcare Technical Support are from distraught customers experiencing imminent technical meltdown. Sometimes calls come from customers who simply wish to leverage the power that only an open source operating system can provide. Paul was one such customer. He had the technical know-how, but still wanted to ask a few careful questions and verify that any customizations he performed would not be irreversible."

"Paul explained the situation: "I'm trying to recompile the kernel on a Red Hat 6.0 Dell PowerEdge 2300 server. It is going to be used for DNS and I want to slim down the kernel and remove unnecessary modules and options."

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