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The Linux Speed Boost!

Oh my, it has been a while since I visited my Blog. While there were few worthy posts which I should have blogged about, that never happened. Recently, when I came across a post on OMG Ubuntu, about a new kernel patch which supposedly speeds up Linux, I just had to try it out. Its been a while since I've compiled my own kernel (these days I rely on stock Ubuntu), but after seeing the results myself thought it was very much blog worthy for me to share with you.

First off, for the impatient or the unmotivated, let me point you to another post on Phoronix, which contains a video showing the night and day difference this patch brings. If your still not impatient, then you could wait for 2.6.38, which will hopefully have this, considering Linus's supportive comments, regarding the patch.

Ok now for the glory details on getting this patch up and running. I did this on Ubuntu 10.10 but it should work the same for other Debian and Debian like distros as well as other popular distros wi…