[LAU] 64-bit kernel 3.x deb package?

Robin Gareus robin at gareus.org
Thu Aug 9 10:46:38 UTC 2012

On 08/07/2012 10:47 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-08-07 at 13:39 -0700, Ken Restivo wrote:
>> Interesting, well I've already exceeded my time budget for "while I've
>> got this thing on, I wonder if there's a 64-bit kernel for it".
> You should build your own kernel-rt. In the end this might be less time
> consuming. On my machine it takes around 90 minutes with an Athlon
> 2.1GHz dual-core, 4GB RAM, CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=2.

The compile time is not even 1% of what it takes.

Tweaking the config, knowing and learning about the effects of all the
kernel parameters, how they interact and affect the system is a
never-ending task. It is very easy to screw it up, too.

IMHO it is much wiser to spend the time to contribute to a community effort.

Sure, you can tweak the kernel to your personal system and preferences
when you roll your own. You can learn a lot by doing that and it can be
fun, too.

At 64studio we've learned that the actual performance difference
regarding options that are relevant only to one system vs options that
are suitable for a distributions are minimal. Debian continues that
effort. ..and you get updates.


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