Optimizationn questions?

Gary Kline kline at tao.thought.org
Fri Mar 16 23:49:05 UTC 2007

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 11:21:33PM +0100, Jorn Argelo wrote:
> youshi10 at u.washington.edu wrote:
> >On Thu, 15 Mar 2007, Danny Pansters wrote:
> >
> >Dan,
> >     I know that this has been discussed a few times before, but IMO 
> >running a slightly stripped down kernel (i.e. custom, not GENERIC) 
> >actually proves to be helpful in increasing boot times (if options 
> >were added statically) and compile times if [(# of options added) < (# 
> >of options in GENERIC)].
> I can confirm this too. I noticed on both desktop and servers the boot 
> time can be decreased by stripping the kernel configuration of stuff you 
> don't need. I don't have any hard facts to prove this but this is what 
> my personal experience is.
> Jorn
> >
	Dan, Jorn,

	Thanks for another tip to squeeze the last picosecond out of my
	elderly box!  (I just began re-building gcc-43 after its 12mar07
	update; it may be better at loop-unrolling than gcc-3.x.  Every 
	jot helps;)


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