I've installed Linux Slackware 9.1. This distribution is compiled for 486 architecture. I've got P4 class processor and want use this machine as production server, so I would like to know, how to optimize the system for best performance. I want to compile all the software from source code, let these use all P4 processor features. But I think, I have to recompile libc/glibc frst, because these are compiled for 486, too (don't know how to do it). Then I have to compile new kernel with P4 support (this is not problem, but I don't know, wheter linux kernel uses libc/glibc). I have no idea about order of these steps. Short, what I need to know:
a) Do I have to recompile libc/glibc, how?
b) Does the kernel use libc/glibc?(have to compile kernel after libc/glibc recompilation?)
c) How to compile programs to force compiler to use P4 features and newly recompiled libc/glibc libraries
Every idea or links will help.