Re: P4 optimized Debian GNU/Linux?
>It's been discussed before, but I never bothered to look into that,
>since I didn't think I cared :)
>Now, a friend of mine took the time to (more or less) manually recompile/
>repackage/reinstall his Debian GNU/Linux woody box.
>His word was "it WAY faster!". No numbers, just those three words. Got'a
>If I remember correctly from the last time I saw this subject come up,
>the resolution was "no, we don't want that". I can't remember why, but
>I don't care (unless it's changed :).
We concluded that it makes little difference -- for *most* packages.
And that the correct thing to do was to figure out which packages cared, and
make custom optimized versions of *them*.
Start with an optimized kernel, which you can do pretty easily. Then switch
Looking at 'top', it seems to me that XFree86 and artsd are the two biggest
CPU hogs on my machine....mebbe I'll look into optimized compiles of those.