Features no excuse
Posted Oct 8, 2009 9:10 UTC (Thu) by bersl2
In reply to: Features no excuse
Parent article: LinuxCon: Kernel roundtable covers more than just bloat
But if you don't use the features, you should not need to pay the price! If I understand correctly, the slowdown has been seen in repeatable benchmarks that can be run on both old and new kernel versions. Therefore the benchmarked code certainly isn't using any new features, but it still gets slowed down. Not justifiable.
Then configure out what you don't want already.
Really, you think going with your distro's generic kernel is efficient? It doesn't take very long to find /proc/config* and take out some of the above-mentioned features that can't be modular.
That, or yell at your distro, for the little good that will do.
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