[Beowulf] Clustering VPS servers

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Sat Mar 23 02:23:49 PDT 2013


Aren't you going to improve overall system performance in the sense that you
don't eat up ram with stuff you don't need compiled into it. Why have NVidia
modules compiled into the kernel if your running ati etc.

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Sent: 22 March 2013 15:25
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Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Clustering VPS servers

B41;291;0c> Derailing this topic slightly do you have any good tutorials as
to steps in
> regards to compiling the kernel?

since it is entirely OT, why not politely trim your response?

compiling the kernel requires no tutorial: it's a big tarball from
kernel.org, so you just type "make".  you'll need the usual gcc and
dev-related tools installed.  the Makefile has several targets, and has an
optional mechanism for interactively choosing config options.  the targets
you care most about will probably include the bzImage, modules and initrd -
the Makefile will not only build but optionally install these for you.

I'm a bit skeptical about whether non-distro kernels will make a noticable
difference - if anyone has examples, I'd appreciate hearing about them.

regards, mark hahn.
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