Re: FreeBSD/ Redhat / Debian
On Wed, 21 Jan 2004 11:12, Jose Alberto Guzman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> As for the time consuming job part, it may be so, if your hardware is
> something like a pentium mmx, nowadays it takes less than 3 or 4 minutes
> to recompile a 2.4, and maybe other 3 or 4 mins. from reboot to login
If you compile a kernel that has the bare minimum of features needed for one
machine then this may be the case. If you compile a kernel suitable for many
machines on a low-end P3 machine (such as the P3-650 I use) then it can take
quite a bit longer. Also there is the issue of maintaining kernel patches
where necessary and testing.
The release of a new kernel demands a minimum of 6 hours work for me, although
that includes producing 4 different kernel-patch packages for Debian...
But there are kernel-image packages available which remove a lot of this work.
http://www.coker.com.au/selinux/ My NSA Security Enhanced Linux packages
http://www.coker.com.au/bonnie++/ Bonnie++ hard drive benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/postal/ Postal SMTP/POP benchmark
http://www.coker.com.au/~russell/ My home page