[nSLUG] 2.6 kernel performance
crimson at unspeakable.org
Tue Jun 21 15:42:21 ADT 2005
True, but this comes from the newer "sys-admin" crowd.
(The I installed linux in my basement so I'm a linux admin, crowd).
Who think, because I've compiled everything from scratching on my own,
on this machine, it HAS to be faster. Right! right?
Ben Armstrong wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-06-21 at 13:49 -0400, Stephen Gregory wrote:
>>Part of the problem with Gentoo is that you get into a mentality that
>>tweaking will give big performance improvements. It won't. Apart from
>>using a kernel compiled for your cpu there isn't much that you should
> This isn't just Gentoo mentality, it is an old, well-known programming
> pitfall that is all too easy to fall into. (Yes, I know, systems
> administration isn't programming, but the same principle applies.) Here
> is some wisdom from fortune(6) on the matter:
> Premature optimization is the root of all evil.
> -- D.E. Knuth
> The First Rule of Program Optimization:
> Don't do it.
> The Second Rule of Program Optimization (for experts only!):
> Don't do it yet.
> -- Michael Jackson
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