[Nottingham] The quickest distro in NLUG

Martin Garton martin at stupids.org
Thu Sep 14 17:06:36 BST 2006

> With recent kernels this shouldn't really make much difference
> apparently as it can detect optimisations at runtime, Ubuntu have pretty
> much scrapped CPU specific kernels [0] only having a 386 kernel (which
> is kept for some chipset compatibility) and a generic kernel for other
> CPUs (including SMP).

I think this is an excellent situation to have reached.  Having kernel
bug reports for a particular distro come in knowing that there is only
one kernel variation out there much help quite a bit.  Fewer code paths
and all that.


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