Per­for­manceen­hanced ker­nel

Linux User & Developer - - Feature -

Be­sides the stock ker­nel there are sev­eral per­for­mance-op­ti­mised ker­nel patches avail­able on the in­ter­net. One of the most pop­u­lar is made by Linux ker­nel de­vel­oper Con Ko­li­vas, who as­sem­bles it from lots of dif­fer­ent per­for­mance patches.

To in­stall it, use your dis­tro’s pack­age man­ager to first down­load the ker­nel source for the ver­sion the patch ap­plies to, along with all the tools for build­ing your ker­nel.

Then down­load the patch from Ko­liva’s web­site ( ck­o­li­vas/ker­nel) and use the patch com­mand in the ker­nel source folder to ap­ply the changes, such as sudo patch -p1 < patch-4.*-ck1. Then just fol­low your distri­bu­tion’s in­struc­tions to build the ker­nel.

Ubuntu users can try to au­to­mate the process by down­load­ing and mod­i­fy­ing the script at­er­nel which will down­load a vanilla ker­nel along with Ko­li­vas’ patches and com­pile them into in­stal­lable bi­na­ries for you.

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