Den Wednesday 08 April 2009 03.44.30 skrev Daniel Pittman: > Preston Boyington <email@example.com> writes: > > After happily using my laptop for the last couple years I've decided > > to streamline it a good bit. My hard disk that contains the existing > > Debian Sid install has been replaced with a clean drive. > > > > I believe I could get some speed with a custom kernel > > That is extremely unlikely. Is there any particular reason you believe > that a custom kernel would be faster? > > > and would like to know how much trouble it will be to create one for > > this laptop. > > Use the `kernel-package' tools to build an appropriate Debian package > from the upstream kernel. As to how much trouble ... that really > depends on how much configuration you want, and how much you enjoy > supporting your own kernel bugs. > > > Is anyone running one on their (similar) system? > > No, because the added cost is not worth it, especially considering there > is pretty much zero benefit to a custom kernel for "performance" reasons. > > > After I get the kernel compiled, can I just apt-pin it to keep it from > > getting upgraded later? Examples? > > Using the `kernel-package' tools, which are well documented, none of > this is an issue any more than the current Debian kernels are. > > Regards, > Daniel I've been compiling my own kernels since 2.6.18 and though I really don't get much of a change in performance boot time can be shortened quite a bit (in my experience) by a 'custom' kernel. I started doing it mostly to learn how it's done and to try out some "fancy" stuff with the intel chips that's been in most of my laptops. Since I don't care very much 'bout that whole 'stability' nonsense I pull the git tree once every to weeks and then compile it (spare cycles... whith the amount of power in modern cpus, why not?). I might add that running a 'slightly' newer kernel then what's available in debian actually sometimes adds some 'performance' (and alot of excitement...) --- //E.Sundin
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