[rescue] RE: WinNT/2K/98/95 "up times"

Joshua D. Boyd rescue at sunhelp.org
Mon Jun 18 20:37:01 CDT 2001

NT guys still need different kernels.  You just don't have to recompile

Joshua Boyd

On Mon, 18 Jun 2001, Brian Hechinger wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 19, 2001 at 01:51:42AM +0100, Paul Sladen wrote:
> > 
> > I know this might be a bit /strange/ to you Solaris and NT guys; but have
> well, more to the NT guys, back in the old BSD days we rebuilt kernels as well.
> > you considered recompiling the kernel.  My Dual PPro200 (before the VRM
> > blew up) could do it in 6 minutes with `-j3'.
> we had a Dual PPro200 setup a couple years ago that could tear through an
> entire 'make world' in FreeBSD in under 20 minutes.  it has more to do with
> the way you layout the disks than it does the CPU power.
> > I also can't see why Mandrake would want to ship a Uni-processor kernel;
> > perhaps you might like to try a real distribution like Debian www.debian.org.
> because SMP support on a Uni-processor machine incures overhead that doesn't
> need to be there.  i've done (and i've seen other people do and populate web
> pages with info from) testing proving that running an SMP kernel on a non SMP
> box is a huge waste of clock cycles.
> although the copy of redhat we had at half.com came with both an SP and MP
> kernel (that didn't stop me from rolling my own though)
> cheers,
> -brian
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