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19th August 2005, 08:07 PM
What advantages would I gain by rebuilding my kernel for my system and disabling the items that I do not need? would I be asking for trouble and what about it breaking things?

Thanks Guys!


19th August 2005, 08:13 PM
The advantage is a smaller kernel, this means a smaller memory footprint and faster access. I'm not sure with fedora just how important this is, with other distros, slackware for instance, having a tighter kernel has a noticable difference.

19th August 2005, 08:15 PM
There shouldn't be problem bcs you will not replace exiting kernel, just add another one and if you would find out that anything doesnt work, you can just reboot to the old FC4 kernel. I rebuilded it and now my system works little bit faster:) and I dont have to worry about modules...I compiled neccessary things into the kernel...