Zen kernel, what are advantages if any?
davidsen at tmr.com
Mon Feb 8 04:48:39 UTC 2010
Antonio Olivares wrote:
> Dear fellow Fedora users,
> I have read a bit about the zen kernel
> and I kindly ask if there are any advantages to running a zen-kernel as opposed to running a Fedora kernel or a native kernel from kernel.org?
> I have run Fedora kernels, but on occasions run kernels from kernel.org by copying fedora kernel config to the newly compiled kernel. I know that if I compile one such kernel I will be on my own.
> I can make a config based on
> Has anyone on the list built and successfully run a zen based kernel?
> Thanks for taking the time to answer.
I haven't built one in several years, if I need xen I run CentOS (possibly in a
VM). but I will mention that if you want a light kernel the
option will turn off any modules not loaded. Note that if you have modules you
use from time to time you should modprobe them or turn them on the config before
That seems to build a kernel which is VERY close to the smallest kernel you can
use. Clearly YMMV, but it would probably work on a xen config as well (have NOT
Bill Davidsen <davidsen at tmr.com>
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