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MacBytes
Jan 12, 2004, 06:46 PM
Category: Tips and How To's
Link: Part 3: Mac OS X kernel recompiling base tutorial. (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040112194615)

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mainstreetmark
Jan 12, 2004, 08:31 PM
See? At least the kernel can be easily compiled on non-Apple hardware. Adds weight to the "can panther be ported" arguments. Should it? No.

Nermal
Jan 12, 2004, 10:33 PM
But remember, there's a lot more to Panther than just the kernal.

CamH
Jan 12, 2004, 10:43 PM
Does this offer any speed increase like compiling a kernel over using a precompiled kernel does in Linux?

Nermal
Jan 13, 2004, 01:01 AM
I don't know for sure, but I would imagine that the default kernel is already fairly well optimised for the Apple hardware and BSD variant. You could probably get a bit more performance by recompiling, but the performance gained would probably have less value than the time spent reconfiguring everything.