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Re: Debian versus custom kernel (was: Re: Linux on the Mac Mini -- Updated)

On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 02:42:59PM +0200, Martin-Éric Racine wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, Sven Luther wrote:
> >   2) you say "Build an optimized kernel". I strongly object to this
> >   recomendation, and ask you to remove it from your howto. The existing debian
> >   kernel should be enough for everyone, and i don't believe that you can
> >   further optimize it.
> I strongly disagree.  Debian's kernels are good one-size-fits-all kernels,
> but they definitely lack in efficiency and perfomance speed.

The Debian kernels are now highly modularized. Have you tested your statement
on these recent kernels ? I think that Sven and others are doing a very
good job and it should be greatly appreciated.

> The difference in speed between my custom kernels and the stock Debian
> kernels is like night and day. On every architecture, my custom kernels
> produce a dramatic increase in perfomance.
> -- 
> Martin-Éric Racine
> http://www.iki.fi/q-funk/

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