Re: linux-image for i586
Thank You for Your time and answer, Johan:
> The i486 kernel will run on an i586 box. Even if you compile the
> kernel for i586 how much speed are you really going to get? A few
> percent? And how much time do you spend in kernel as opposed to
> userland? Maybe 3-20 percent depending on what you are doing right?
> So, in rough numbers, that's a 10% off on 10% of what you do for a
> net of roughly 1%.
Actually I am not so much concerned as to speeding up the machine as
for using its all abilities - MMX tech. for example. I do not in any
case - know if it helps - just my opinion as there are different
packages for different CPUs. In past times I saw for i586 CPU packages
in another distro.
> If you actually care about speed, you might upgrade to a new cpu.
> People should be giving away pentium-iii and early athlon boxes for
> free. (Depending on where you live &c.)
As soon as I find such a person - so I would do.