[Novalug] email server locked up again (twice in two days)
kevin at pheared.net
Sun Feb 4 11:44:00 EST 2007
On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 10:14:35AM -0500, gregory pryzby wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 11:26:29PM -0500, Kevin Dwyer wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 03, 2007 at 11:19:54PM -0500, Ken Kauffman wrote:
> > > I strongly advice on a server that you role your own kernel and enable
> > > EXACTLY the hardware (and options) that you need to be running.
> > > Otherwise you will likely keep having problem with the SuSE-Novell Vista
> > > kernel. (grin - couldn't help it Greg).
> > I'm not sure why you suggest this. Building your own kernel doesn't
> > provide you some specific advantage, but it does incur more work and
> > keep your house warmer. If there is a bug in the SUSE provided kernel,
> > file a bug and get a patch. If there is not, then just use it and
> > benefit from their work + security patches.
> Using the Novell/SUSE kernel gets all of that. Building your own
> kernel means only the stuff you need is included and is not a module
> so it is smaller footprint which means faster.
Hard disk space is cheap. A few extra MBs of modules on disk doesn't
slow anything down. Loading modules only slows boot time, and not by
much. The kernel doesn't have to load every module that has been
compiled, therefore occupying the same space in memory. So I don't see
how that supports building your own kernel.
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