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Low-level Tuning



(see ?KernelALaDebian)

Use a kernel optimized for your CPU's architecture (see ?InstallingOptimizedKernelPackage).

?BuildYourOwnKernel images with the following points bearing in mind. This can make a BIG difference in speed! (Tempered by difficulty to implement):

Refer to the Kernel patch homepage of Con Kolivas for a fairly complete list.

Reduce the installation footprint

ReduceDebian Smaller footprint packages use less resources, and generally run quicker.


Further Reading

Based on suggestions made on Slashdot on the Redhat 8.0 Reviewed topic.

Contributors: JeromeWarnier, MarkBucciarelli, DavidAndel, Leonithas Arvanitis, CarlosVieira