On Friday 01 May 2009 17:52:54 Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> On Fri, May 01 2009, Randy Patterson wrote:
> > My intention at this point is to make a detailed list of the
> > components on a particular system so I can remove everything that is
> > not needed. These would be older systems that will never be upgraded
> > or need new hardware so the kernel don't need a lot of options
> > concerning hardware. For example, I have used ext3 on the drives and
> > they don't need to access anything else and will remove all support
> > for ext2, ext4, NTFS and everything else. I intend to compile
> > everything into the kernel without using modules. It's my
> > understanding from what I have read that this will result in a leaner
> > and some what faster kernel for that system. Is that a reasonable
> > assumption and approach?
> This is what I do. I do not use modules or initramfs, and it has
> cut down my boot time by about 50%, according to bootchard.
For my particular use I rarely reboot so boot time is not as important to me
as is speeding up processor intensive applications, Have you seen any
advantage of a custom kernel along those lines?