building good custom kernel

Ed Stover estover at
Mon Apr 25 03:14:50 PDT 2005

On Thu, 2005-04-21 at 14:48 +0500, ananth_g at wrote:
> hi ,
> i tried building the freebsd 5.3 kernel and it works
> fine, but can u people give me some tips regarding 
> optimizing kernel during build, even saving a single
> cpu cycle would mean a lot. i would like to have a 
> kernel that is really optimized. And what do you
> people do to fine tune the kernel? 
> thanks,
> ananth.g
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Depends on what you are fine tuning a kernel for. 
Like for a firewall nat box i do things like turn up the HZ 
and for mail servers I increase the max users....? What is your
machine's intended application? A good reference is "man tuning"

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