[nSLUG] Kernel compile advice sought

Eugene Cormier eugene.cormier at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 18:01:16 ADT 2014

I'm not sure what options your kernel provide (some distros can give
additional patches for cpus) but I think you can safely choose:
for that cpu


On Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 05:49:39PM -0300, Mike Spencer wrote:
> Eugene Cormier <eugene.cormier at gmail.com> wrote:
> > ...there should be a .config file that is used for your distro
> > (slackware) and if you can find it, very often you can get it simply
> > by running:
> >
> >      zcat /proc/config.gz 
> Ah. That works on the new system relevent here. (Doesn't on my older
> system.)  And that produces text identical to /boot/config.
> >    zcat /proc/config.gz > /usr/src/linux/.config
> >
> > (remember to change /usr/src/linux/ to the path where your new
> > kernel is)
> >
> > from that point you can run make oldconfig, 
> Good.  Thanks.  That answers the question.
> That leaves: If I *don't* use "make oldconfig", is there any guidance
> for optimal choice of CPU support (connfig M486) for an AMD A4-6210
> (AMD codename Beema) quadcore?  Google is gradually turning up more
> info but not yet an answer that I can make practical sense of.
> - Mike
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