Hi, When I was using 4.1 release, removing just the hardware that I was not using and building the Kernel gave me mutch better performance. I Dont know about internals so, probabily, this is not true anymore. Anyway, I could mount a DNS Server on a Pentium 75 Mhz with 16MB, because the GENERIC Kernel was using about 4MB and the compiled one 2,5MB. Samba had a much better performance too... That's about the Kernel, when I install any serious application I always compile from source, so I get the last stable release and no one from the Ports collection, beside the fact that normaly I have to turn on/off some options.
> Hi all, > > I must say that I was initially interested in the idea of building > software from source - but I am kind of loosing it. > > Certainly, it allows you to compile with the compiler options you want, > you are able to optimize the binaries for your CPU, but: does it really > matter? Are the speed improvements really visible? > > Dependencies was another argument: you compile with the correct headers > of dependant files, well... is that really so? If you upgraded the > dependant binaries, wouldn't you get the same effect? > > One certain drawback of compiling from source is the compilation time. > Large packages like KDE or OpenOffice take ages, so you can't just > "quickly" upgrade a whole system, or a large part of it. I might add > that I am more the typical desktop user, not using my machines for real > and specific server apps. > > So, my question is basically: did you, in your experience, find that > compiling from source *really* has any serious advantages that make up > for the time it takes? > > -PU > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"