Go Back   DaemonForums > FreeBSD > FreeBSD General

FreeBSD General Other questions regarding FreeBSD which do not fit in any of the categories below.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1   (View Single Post)  
Old 22nd June 2009
komodo komodo is offline
New User
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2
Default FreeBSD Kernel Optimization

Hi guys,

Quick question. I've been using FreeBSD for many years, and whenever I compile a custom kernel, I've always made a point of going through and commenting out any devices I'm not using, such as ethernet cards, scsi cards, raid cards, etc. I was attempting to optimize the kernel and take a little load off the server, however I don't know much about the low level and how FreeBSD handles these unused devices during bootup. I was thinking about this earlier... does FreeBSD actually take a (tiny) performance hit from leaving those uncommented, or are they simply ignored on bootup and I'm wasting time going through and commenting them all out?

Not critical either way, I'm just curious.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FreeBSD 7 i386, PAE and kernel modules eztiger FreeBSD Installation and Upgrading 7 1st April 2009 06:07 PM
FreeBSD 7.1 kernel incompatible with a linux program map7 FreeBSD Installation and Upgrading 7 5th November 2008 11:17 PM
Compiling a blob-free FreeBSD 7.0 kernel Tsuroerusu FreeBSD General 5 12th September 2008 08:56 PM
FreeBSD 7.0 kernel building... daemonFromHeaven FreeBSD Installation and Upgrading 4 3rd September 2008 02:42 PM
Understanding the FreeBSD kernel TomAmundsen FreeBSD General 3 7th July 2008 02:48 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 01:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick