Hey! could you guys make CPU specific releases?

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Hey! could you guys make CPU specific releases?

Postby Ric » Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:41

When a kernel is compiled specifically for a cpu family they perform great ! Now there are only a few types of 64 bit CPUs, It would be easy to put together one mini edition for K8 (amd64) and another for Intel duo, complete with the configurations needed so emerged packages would benefit !:)
Sabayon would make a first yet again 8)
ps; I really wish the mini editions had flash, java and codecs installed. Apps were easy to add, but I never did get the media plugins right :?
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Re: Hey! could you guys make CPU specific releases?

Postby wolfden » Sat Oct 13, 2007 20:58

the problem is time and devs - not enough of both
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Re: Hey! could you guys make CPU specific releases?

Postby Ric » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:12

Pity.
If I were to persue that, is it safe to recompile just the kernel ( with the march k8 flag) ?, or is it nessesary to ' emerge --update --deep --newuse world' with a modified make.conf.?
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Re: Hey! could you guys make CPU specific releases?

Postby chickpea » Fri Nov 02, 2007 22:42

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Re: Hey! could you guys make CPU specific releases?

Postby DontPanic » Fri Nov 02, 2007 23:11

I'm not sure how much incremental benefit you'll get by optimizing from x86-64 to k8, but you would probably want to start with re-compiling the kernel. But to fully change over to k8, you'd need to recompile the packages also.
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Re: Hey! could you guys make CPU specific releases?

Postby Ric » Sun Nov 04, 2007 20:58

Thanks, those links have excellent info! 8)
After I get some work done I'll see if I can do it. ( I've had no luck with kernel compiling, so I wait until I can afford to break things :? )
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