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I am making some production kernels tuned for individual hardware platforms. I do not want a ton of kernels unless it makes sense to do so. Specifically, for a non-graphical,non-sound dedicated network application server, is there a any justification (performance/reliability) for me to make a PII, PIII and PIV kernel (all other things the same for argument sake)? I would rather just have a PII kernel to run on all if there is no difference...
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Obviously there are performance issues and others as well, else they wouldn't have bothered to make provision for the different CPU's now would they?
However, I believe that most of the "advantages" of compiling the kernel for a specific processor has to do with the added instruction sets for the processors, which is mainly aimed at graphics and multimedia performance enhancements,so in your case there might not be a difference...
But, to be on the safe side, compile them, and do a test to see if the advantages are significant or not... Only REAL way to tell methinks
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Testing performance is not a problem, but reliability is; hence the ee question. Yes I also feel I would gain nothing in my non-multimedia usage. Just looking if someone had the real low down on intel & linux. I would assume a that non-pentium (i386) would be much slower, but the pII and PIII difference??
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