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Re: [users] Re: kernel compiles

On Fri, Jun 22, 2001 at 06:34:25PM +0200, MaD dUCK wrote:
> also sprach Nathan E Norman (on Fri, 22 Jun 2001 11:01:13AM -0500):
> > Well, for one thing, you can compile kernels on your 1GHz Athlon
> > instead of your old 486 :)  Since kernel-package creates a package, it
> > can be installed anywhere.
> but i usually choose the appropriate kernel architecture during the
> menuconfig session, and while the 486 will run on the Athlon, it's not
> vice versa. and am i not correct in believeing that it's better e.g.
> for a pentium to run a P5 kernel rather than a 386 kernel...
> performance wise?

You can have one big machine with lots of cpu, disk and mem and keep
one source tree and all the configs for all your different machines.
Compile all your kernels for all your machines on the fast one and then
copy the resultant .deb over to the target machine for installation.

That would be a lot harder to manage with only "make install" from the
kernel Makefile.  It would at least involve exporting filesystems over
the network.



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