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Postby kernel-trap » Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:12 am

There is 2 approahes when compiling linux kernel

Modularized Kernel and a Monolithic Kernel

Modularized kernel mean you are compiling required software and driver in kernel as separate module in kernel and kernel load is as required

Monolithic Kernel mean that your buildingin all required software as statically in kernel

and people as the Monolithic Kernel are more fasters

when comes to kernel compilation there is words "Less is more" so if yr code is less . and it will be more efficient and robust

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Postby zaeemarshad » Wed Dec 31, 2003 1:01 am

as far as the installation of gentoo is concerned it can take many forms. u can install a precompiled system, a semicompiled, and a on-the-spot compile system. In a review at linuxelectrons, the reviewer stated that it took him 16 hours to compile a working system with gnome only. u can have more info at

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/h ... xml?part=1

As regards a monolithic and modular kernel, i remember reading emails of linus torvalds and andrew tenanbaum regarding the type of kernel to use. Linus was always in favour of modular kernel while Tanenbaum preferred the monolithic approach.

IMHO, monolithic kernels have a large footprint that can consume too much memory and may i say usurp memory whereas modules are inserted and removed on per-need basis which allows for a smaller footprint. u may prefer monolithic kernel for embedded devices but for all others modular kernels should be used. they allow for expansion and dont consume precious resources.

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Postby newbie » Wed Dec 31, 2003 2:49 am

gentoo , LFS , arch , vector ,Slackware all are fast .

but the most fastest OS i have ever seen is FreeBSD 5.1. its amazing
its compiling speed , booting speed and disk writing, reading speed is awesome.
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Postby LinuxFreaK » Wed Dec 31, 2003 3:06 am

Dear Newbie,
Salam,

newbie wrote:gentoo , LFS , arch , vector ,Slackware all are fast .

but the most fastest OS i have ever seen is FreeBSD 5.1. its amazing
its compiling speed , booting speed and disk writing, reading speed is awesome.


Just waiting for reply and here you go not only speed as well Security and if you check out moslt Hosting Service use FreeBSD :)

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Postby kernel-trap » Wed Dec 31, 2003 10:38 am

what is Gentoo Linux Prelink

how can we benefit from them

http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/performance.xml

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Postby zaeemarshad » Thu Jan 01, 2004 1:25 am

kernel trap take a look at this. this is what you need.
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/prelink-howto.xml

It can improve performance drastically. Try prelinking kde and post the results.

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