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Re: Will using kernel 2.6.24 make my laptop faster?

Bob McGowan <bob_mcgowan@symantec.com> writes:
> Generic kernels include drivers for all sorts of things, most of which
> you don't have.
> This can reduce the size of the kernel, which can translate into
> faster operations, as well as reduced space needed to hold it (and the
> modules you build, if any).

The main reason I build a custom kernel is because the generic debian
kernel packages are way too bloated (with tons of modules) to fit on my
small root partition (144 MB)....  :-(

In my kernel I just build wired-in drivers for those devices I have, and
basically no modules at all.

[It can be a pain figuring the right drivers etc to include the first
time though...]


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