Re: Which kernel is the best for a small linux system?

From: linux-os (Dick Johnson)
Date: Thu Mar 16 2006 - 08:39:12 EST

On Wed, 15 Mar 2006, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 15, 2006 at 11:57:12PM +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>>> On another page I found this summary (so you do not have to
>>> visit the page):
>>> # slow to build: 2.6 takes 30...40% longer to compile
>> A side effect of all the new optimizations that went into gcc since 2.95,
>> I would say.
> If you would have had a quick look at the results on the webpage you are
> commenting on instead of blindly speculating, you'd have known that your
> statement is bullshit since both the 2.4 and the 2.6 compiles were done
> using gcc 3.3.3.
>> Jan Engelhardt
> cu
> Adrian

There have been no systemic problems with 2.4.26 in small and
embedded systems -- for whatever that's worth. Stuff might not
be "optimum", but networking of all types, and the usual
unistd.h stuff all works fine. It's good for systems you
don't want to have to muck with.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version on an i686 machine (5589.54 BogoMips).
Warning : 98.36% of all statistics are fiction, book release in April.

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