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August 17, 2007

Notes and Links on Compiling a Kernel for Debian

Filed under: Debian, linux, Tuxicity — tuxicity @ 5:35 am

I usually grab the latest kernel from kernel.org to use for my Debian box.

Here is how I install it:

The only thing I change in menuconfig is in “processor type and features”:

  • Turn off “Symmetric multi-processing support”; I have only one processor
  • Set “Preemtion Model” to Voluntary Kernel Preemtion. (It truly speeds things up for Desktop Users!)

Cleaning up unused modules and all that ? Why bother, The kernel only loads the modules it needs, and except for a longer compilation time, you can be sure the kernel is new, shiny and very likely to work perfectly.

Resources: How To Compile A Kernel – Debian Etch and Debian Official Kernel Configuration files.



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