Linux Kernel Recompilation: Is it Worth the Pain?
Nov 20, 2009, 04:33 (14 Talkback[s])
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"Rise of Hardware: Gone are those days of Mega Hertz processors.
Now when Quad Core processors have reached the shelves you won't
find much performance difference between one of your custom
(recompiled) kernels and the one that came with your favorite
distribution. Of course, you will still see some point differences
in actual benchmarks, but that's minismal enough to be ignored. The
point here is modern hardware is really fast. For more speed you
can just make some manual changes in your runlevels, services and
desktop environment settings.
"Intelligent Kernel: A modern linux kernel though multiple times
heavier than its predecessors is also far more intelligent than
them. It loads just the required stuff and cuts the clutter from
beginning. So, no need to be panic looking at those hundreds of