compiling linux kernel
jheim at math.wisc.edu
Fri Aug 22 13:22:33 EDT 2008
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From: "Samuel Thibault" <samuel.thibault at ens-lyon.org>
To: "Speakup is a screen review system for Linux." <speakup at braille.uwo.ca>
Sent: Thursday, August 21, 2008 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: compiling linux kernel
Tyler Littlefield, le Thu 21 Aug 2008 12:19:07 -0600, a écrit :
> I don't want to use my kernel that came with deb because it's huge, and I
> think I might get some better performance if there wasn't so much there,
> in terms of everything being modules, etc.
There is _no_ performance loss in everything being a module. Really,
there is little point in using one's own kernel nowadays (except
And bragging rights.
Well, I suppose that would only work on the uninformed. If you tell someone
in the know that you're using a custom kernel they might think you're a
When I was fairly new to linux, I ran into somebody at a party and the
conversation turned to how we spent our spare time. I said I was trying to
get up to speed on linux. This other guy said he was into linux too so I
asked which distro. He said, "I make my own." At the time I was very
impressed. But now I say, "What a waste of time."
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